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Carl Georg Arsenius
'White Chihuahua on a Coral Sofa', Royal Swedish Art Academy Oil, Paris, Benezit

1888

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Signed lower right, 'G. Arsenius' for Carl Georg Arsenius (Swedish, 1855-1908) and dated 1888. A late 19th century study of an apple-head Chihuahua shown seated on a Beaux-Arts style, coral-velvet upholstered sofa and gazing intently towards the viewer. A rare and early study of the beloved breed by this noted Swedish animalier and figurative painter. After studying at the Royal Art Academy on Stockholm (1870-80), Carl Arsenius moved to Paris where he continued his studies at the Académie Julian with Jean-Paul Laurens. He subsequently moved to Chantilly, in France, where he lived and painted for the remainder of his life. Over the course of a long career, Arsenius exhibited widely and with success and was the recipient of numerous prizes, medals and juried awards. He became a renowned animal painter and was much patronized by the aristocracy, including King Oscar II of Sweden for whom he painted many equestrian portraits. Carl Arsenius is well-listed in all relevant art reference works including Benezit and Thieme-Becker. His work may be found in prestigious private and public collections, including those of the Art Museum of Gothenburg and the National Museum in Stockholm. Reference: E. Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs, Jacques Busse, 1999 Nouvelle Édition, Gründ 1911, Vol. 1, p. 477; Thieme-Becker Allgemeines Lexikon der Bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zu Gengenwart, Ulrich Thieme and Felix Becker, Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag 1992, Vol. 1/2, p. 157; Schurr, Les Petits Maitres de la Peinture Valeur de Demain; et al.

Details

  • Artist
    Carl Georg Arsenius (1855 - 1908, Swedish)
  • Creation Year
    1888
  • Dimensions
    Height: 15 in. (38.1 cm)Width: 18.25 in. (46.36 cm)Depth: .5 in. (1.27 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    Canvas relined to canvas; minor restoration and age toning; unframed; shows well.
  • Gallery Location
    Santa Cruz, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU3446264482

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