Auctions → 25 and 26 February 2021: Fashion & Designer Jewellery and Decorative Art → Decorative Art → Philipp Herrlich: The happy Shepherd
Oil/canvas, 27,5 x 23,5 cm, lo. ri. sign. Herrlich, relined. - Provenance: Private collection Niedersachsen. - German history and figure painter. H. was taught painting at the Frankfurt Städelschule 1837-47, for a short term he also studied at the Düsseldorf academy. He supported the revolution of 1848 and was sent to prison after attacking the Frankfurt major in 1851. Later he emigrated first to France, then to America. Mus.: Frankfurt. Lit.: Thieme-Becker, Bénézit.