Superb antique 19th century German painting by Munich artist Julius Noerr (1827-1897). Depicting a successful stag hunt. The hunter on horseback, overlooking the fallen deer and hounds. The huntsman wearing an alpine hat and vibrant red coat, which draws the eye and provides a bold contrast to the serene forest background. The group of hunting dogs surround the stag, foxhounds or perhaps anglo-francais hounds. Oil on canvas. Signed lower right, Noerr. In an ornate gilt wood frame. Good condition. Frame measures 13 5/8" x 11 5/8".
Julius Noerr (born November 6, 1827 in Munich - died May 28, 1897 in Starnberg ) was a German landscape and genre painter. Noerr began his artistic training in 1847 at the Munich Academy , under the historical and battle painter Feodor Dietz , but then changed genres and turned to landscapes under the Swiss painter Johann Gottfried Steffan. With Steffan, who mainly depicted areas of Berchtesgadener Land in his paintings, Noerr made various study trips to Bavaria. Subsequently, further study took him through Germany, Switzerland and northern Italy. In his landscape paintings, usually enlivened by groups of figures, his precise observations of nature demonstrate that he was a influenced by landscape artist Eduard Schleich the Elder. He was also influenced by Adolf Lier , with whom he was friends. Around 1865, Noerr first came to Prien am Chiemsee, where he joined Hugo Kauffmann and the circle of artists in Prien known as the “Bears and Lions”. Like Hugo Kauffmann, with whom he was also close friends, he then went to Prien and settled there in the early 1870s. Julius Noerr was a versatile artist, successful with landscapes and genre scenes. Within his landscapes, he incorporated figures at work or leisure, including farmers, soldiers, fishermen and hunters, and often with animals most notably horses.