SOLD Equestriennes in Fairmount Park

by Hermann Herzog (1831–1932)
Oil on canvas
19 3/4 x 24 5/8 inches


Alexander Gallery, New York, New York

Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York, New York, 2005

Private collection, New Jersey

Estate of above, New Jersey

Sale, Brunk Auctions, Asheville, September 17, 2022, lot 1206, from above

Note: Fairmount Park is a large public park in Philadelphia along the Schuylkill River. Herzog lived nearby at 4101 Pine Street in West Philadelphia. Today, visitors are still able to ride horses in the park at the Chamounix Equestrian Center.

Artist Biography

A nineteenth-century German-American landscape painter known for his poetic, atmospheric views and majestic mountain scenes.

By Chelsea DeLay

I. Biography
II. Chronology
III. Collections
IV. Exhibitions
V. Notes
VI. Suggested Resources
I. Biography

Born in 1831 in Bremen, Germany, Hermann Herzog enrolled in the Düsseldorf Academy when he was seventeen years old. Herzog studied under landscape artist Hans Gude, who prompted the young artist to take a sketching trip to Norway in 1855.(1) The natural splendor of the mountains and terrain had a profound impact on Herzog—he was drawn to the sublime and untamed elements of the wilderness, which became a significant driving force behind his decision to pursue

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