Stalking the Deer

Stalking the Deer
Anders Andersen-Lundby
1841-1923
Acquisition Number: 83.17
Medium: Canvas
Size: 28 3/8" x 43 1/4"
Date: n.d.

Do you see the deer – notice where the hunter is looking – is he dressed warm enough on this cold wet snowy day? Anders Andersen-Lundby was born in Lundby, Denmark, a town named after his distinguished family. In 1861, he moved to Munich to begin his art studies and graduated soon after from the Royal Academy as a master student. Andersen-Lundby is known primarily as a landscape painter specializing in winter scenes. He especially loved the twilight hours when it was possible to catch the subtle coloration of reflect light. Perhaps no painter of his time or the entire 19th century surpassed him in the realism portrayed in the subtle colors of the setting sun on the snow of his paintings. Examples of his work are to be found in the Royal Museum at Copenhagen, the Museum at Trieste, and in the Museum at Munich. The painting, which had been darkened by air pollutants, was restored and cleaned in June of 1991 through a grant from the H. W. Hoover Foundation.