Monday, 15 May 2017

Albert Anker - part 3

1909 Self-Portrait
Albert Anker (1831–1910) is regarded as the “national painter” of Switzerland. His meticulous paintings of Swiss rural life endeared him to the public and during his heyday, he was regarded as the most popular artist. His works captured the daily and social life of the rustics in the picturesque villages of Switzerland. While these captured the imagination of the public, his portraits charmed the critics. Indeed, his portraits and still-lifes are what cemented his enduring legacy. Unlike many of his contemporaries, his documentation of the social life of villagers was never judgmental. Rather he portrayed them as plain and unpretentious. Anker also worked on many still-lives, which are considered to be among his most important works.

For a fuller biography see part 1 also. For earlier works see parts 1 and 2 also.
This is part 3 of a 5-part post on the works of Albert Anker:

1887 The Louvre, Paris
watercolour on paper 8.4 x 14.5 cm
Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland

1888 Girl Knitting
oil on canvas 63 x 45.5 cm
Private Collection

1888 Queen Bertha and the Spinners
oil on canvas 86 x 126 cm
Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland

1889c The Older Sister
oil on canvas 66 x 46 cm
Private Collection

1890 The Creche
oil on canvas 79.5 x 142 cm
Oskar Reinhart Collection, Winterthur, Switzerland

1890c Portrait of a Young Boy
oil on canvas 45 x 35.6 cm
Private Collection

1891 Portrait of a Boy
oil on canvas
Private Collection

1892 Kitchen Scene
watercolour and pencil on paper 8.2 x 14 cm
Private Collection

1892 The Little Knitters
oil on panel 62 x 68.5 cm
Oskar Reinhart Collection, Winterthur, Switzerland

1893 Reading Devotions to Grandfather
oil on canvas 63 x 92 cm
Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland

1893 Soup for the Poor
oil on canvas
Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland

1894 The Village Tailor
oil on canvas 53.1 x 41.9 cm
Kunstmuseum Solothurn, Switzerland

1895 Two Girls Sleeping on a Stove
oil on canvas 55.5 x 71.5 cm
Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland

1895c Old Man Drinking Tea
oil on canvas 64 x 49.5 cm
Private Collection

1896 Still life with Tea, Sugar, and Biscuits

1896 Still Life: Excess
oil on canvas 48 x 62 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Bern

1896 The Village School in 1848
oil on canvas 104 x 175.5 cm
Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland

1896 The Zaeslin Siblings
oil on canvas 54.6 x 75.9 cm
Private Collection

1897 Half-length Portrait of a Girl in Traditional Berner Costume
oil on canvas 51.5 x 37.1 cm
Private Collection

1897 Portrait of the Young de Bros
oil on canvas 45 x 36 cm
Private Collection

1897 Sleeping Boy in the Hay
oil on canvas 55 x 71 cm
Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland

1897c Boy with Mid-Morning Snack
oil on canvas 45 x 33 cm
Private Collection

1897c Knitting Girl with Basket
oil on canvas 45.1 x 33 cm
Private Collection

1898 Bertha Gugger with Daughter
oil on canvas 41.5 x 32 cm
Private Collection

1898 Old Feissli with a Child on the Oven Bench
oil on canvas

1899 The Conductor
oil on canvas

1900 School Children at the Church Bridge
oil on canvas 30 x 50 cm
Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland

1900 Vesper Bread
watercolour 24.5 x 35 cm
© Kunstmuseum Lucern, Switzerland

1901 Girl with Apple Pie
charcoal on paper 57 x 42 cm
Private Collection

1901 Old Feissli with Stick and Hat
charcoal 79 x 39.6 cm
Private Collection

1901 Old Man Taking a Rest
oil on canvas 49.5 x 41.3 cm
Private Collection

1901c Portrait of a Blonde Girl
37 x 32 cm
Private Collection

1903 Knitting Young Woman with Vase of Flowers

1903 Seated Girl with Cat
watercolour 34.9 x 24.9 cm
Private Collection

1903 The Song
oil on canvas 62 x 50 cm
Private Collection

1903 Young Woman Writing a Letter
watercolour 23.5 x 33 cm
Private Collection

1904 Boy Eating an Apple
watercolour heightened with white on paper 33.7 x 24.1 cm
Private Collection

1904 Drumming Boy
Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland

1904 Elderly Woman Reading the Bible
watercolour 35 x 25 cm
Private Collection

1904 Little Boy with Big Carrot
watercolour on paper 33 x 24.5 cm
Private Collection

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