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Settling the Account by Josef Wagner-Höhenberg

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A simple scene breathes new life in this incredible painting by Josef Wagner-Höhenberg

Key Features

  • German artist Josef Wagner-Höhenberg demonstrates his incredible eye for detail in this painting
  • The artist is known for his concentration on the commonplace routine of his subjects
  • From highly emotive faces to the rustic interior, Höhenberg brings this scene to life on his canvas
  • He is considered one of the most gifted 19th-century German artists of his era

Item Details

  • Width:
    49 1/2 Inches
  • Height:
    37 3/4 Inches
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  • Artist:
    Wagner-Hohenberg, Josef
Josef Wagner-Höhenberg
 1870-1939 German 

Settling the Account 

Signed "Wagner Höhenberg" (lower right)
Oil on canvas 

German artist Josef Wagner-Höhenberg focuses the viewer upon a casual business exchange in this highly detailed painting entitled Settling the Account. 

Höhenberg is considered one of the most gifted 19th-century German artists for rendering light and texture. His keen eye for detail gives common subjects a remarkable level of vitality and realism. The artist specialized in depicting the common man of 19th-century Germany engaging in everyday work and play. He frequented pubs and other meeting spots for his models, preferring to offer a glimpse into the more humorous and relaxed side of everyday life. 

Canvas: 27 1/4" high x 38 3/4" wide
Frame: 37 3/4" high x 49 1/2" wide 

Davenport's Art Reference, 1994/95 Edition, R. J. DavenportPopular 19th-Century Painting, A Dictionary of European Genre Painters, Philip Hook and Mark Poltimore, 1986

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