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Philip Foltz (1805-77)

Tyrolese Jäger Inscribed 1845

Oil on canvas | 42.2 x 31.8 cm (support, canvas/panel/str external) | RCIN 403676

Queen's Dressing Room & Bathroom, Osborne House

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  • A huntsman with a gun over his shoulder stands on a mountain, in profile to the left, leaning on his stick and holding his hat; he wears a brown jacket with green facings, with gaiters and boots; beyond, pastures, a valley and a lake Philip Foltz (1805-77) was the son and student of the painter Ludwig Foltz I. In 1825 he entered the Academy in Munich, and studied under Peter Cornelius. From 1835 to 1838 he undertook a study trip in Italy. On his return to Germany, he became a professor, and later director of the Academy in Munich. In 1855 he exhibited at the Exposition Universelle in Paris. Foltz painted many frescoes for the Munich Glyptothek, together with several important scenes from German history for the Maximilianeum in Munich. In 1865 he was appointed director of the Munich Pinakothek, where he undertook a comprehensive reorganisation of the collection, and embarked on a controversial programme of picture restoration. Foltz's work is represented in the Royal Collection by three paintings of Tyrolese subjects- RCIN 403675, 403676 and 408980- all copied by Queen Victoria (see RCIN 450494)- and by several engravings after his portraits of German royalty.
    Provenance

    Given by the Prince of Leiningen to Queen Victoria's, 1845

  • Medium and techniques

    Oil on canvas

    Measurements

    42.2 x 31.8 cm (support, canvas/panel/str external)

    57.3 x 49.6 x 5.2 cm (frame, external)

  • Alternative title(s)

    A Tyrolean Jager