Oskar Georg Adolf Hoffmann

(1851-1912)

Talumehe portree. 1887

Oil on wood. 22 x 13 cm
Starting price 4 794 (sold)


Oskar Georg Adolf Hoffmann "Talumehe portree"

Oskar Georg Adolf Hoffmann "Talumehe portree"

The educational journey of Oskar Hoffmann first went through the studios of von Kügelgen and Schulz, heading thereafter to the legendary Düsseldorf Academy of Arts and private studies at Eduard von Gebhardt, Eugen Dücker ja a Frenchman Cormon. The multi-layered education, joining different traditions and schools, included the Düsseldorf-style serious firmness and total dedication, Eugen Dücker-style sincere attachment towards “simple” domestic motifs and the perfect painting technique in all of its shades. After several journeys in Europe and establishing of his own studio, Hoffmann reached according to the evaluation of art historians his creational peak in the second half of 1880ies.
“Talumees” (“A peasant”) repats Hoffmann’s legendary favourite motif, thanks to which the artist’s hereditary roots are so deep in the local artistic history. Work by Hoffmann, who became famous with his direct depictions of Estonians, is much more intimate than some of the well-known works. The author has used on a confined space the advantages, resulting from the format. Hoffmann has paid much attention to his favourite motif: elaborate paintwork and the author’s concentration allow us to speak of separate values. The author’s warmth towards a simple and honest peasant becomes in this manner completely unconcealed.

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In the Tavern
Oskar Georg Adolf Hoffmann
In the Tavern
1880s. Oil, plywood 14 x 18 cm (framed)
EARLIER ART CLASSICS Haus Gallery 29.10.2022
4 100
Final price: 4 500
On the Village Road With Horses
Oskar Georg Adolf Hoffmann
On the Village Road With Horses
1876. Oil, canvas 33.5 x 47 cm (framed)
EESTI VANEMA KUNSTI KLASSIKA OKSJON Haus Gallery 07.05.2021
6 800
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Vestlus
Oskar Georg Adolf Hoffmann
Vestlus
1874. oil, canvas 27 x 23.3 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY'S AUTUMN AUCTION 2019 Haus Gallery 04.10.2019-31.10.2019
5 300
Final price: 6 600
Läänemere lained
Oskar Georg Adolf Hoffmann
Läänemere lained
1890-1910. oil on canvas 71.5 x 97.5 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XXVI ART AUCTION 2010 spring Haus Gallery 15.04.2010
56 242
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Tartu turg
Oskar Georg Adolf Hoffmann
Tartu turg
undated. Oil, plywood 13.6 x 17.8 cm (not framed)
HAUS GALLERY XX ART AUCTION, 2007 spring Old Masters Paintings Haus Gallery 15.04.2007-24.04.2007
5 049
Final price: 5 049
(sold)"> (sold)Talumehe portree
Oskar Georg Adolf Hoffmann
Talumehe portree
1887. Oil on wood 22 x 13 cm
HAUS GALLERY XVth ART AUCTION, 2004 autumn Haus Gallery 21.10.2004
2 301
Final price: 4 793
(sold)"> (sold)Hilissuvine maastik
Oskar Georg Adolf Hoffmann
Hilissuvine maastik
1880. Oil on canvas 26 x 33 cm
HAUS GALLERY XIVth ART AUCTION, 2004 spring Haus Gallery 04.04.2004
2 940
Final price: 2 940
(sold)"> (sold)Saanisõit
Oskar Georg Adolf Hoffmann
Saanisõit
19. Oil on wood 11 x 15 cm
HAUS GALLERY XIIIth ART AUCTION 2003 autumn Haus Gallery 23.10.2003
3 771
Final price: 5 816
(sold)"> (sold)Eestlane
Oskar Georg Adolf Hoffmann
Eestlane
1883. Etching, paper Plm 16 x 10 cm
HAUS / XI AUCTION, 2002 autumn Haus Gallery 24.10.2002
447
Final price: 447
(sold)"> (sold)Jahitasku ja kingad toolil
Oskar Georg Adolf Hoffmann
Jahitasku ja kingad toolil
1880. Oil on paper 20 x 17 cm
HAUS / IV AUCTION, 1999 spring Haus Gallery 26.04.1999-24.04.1999
1 853
Final price: 1 853
(sold)"> (sold)TALUMEHED JUTLEMAS
Oskar Georg Adolf Hoffmann
TALUMEHED JUTLEMAS
1880. 21 x 33 cm (not framed)
HAUS / III AUCTION, 1998 autumn Haus Gallery 26.10.1998
3 515
Final price: 3 515

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