Removing the Fallen Tree (or The Accident)

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Heinrich Bürkel (German, 1802–1869)
Removing the Fallen Tree (or The Accident), ca. 1850
Oil on canvas
14 3/8 × 18 1/8 in. (36.51 × 46.04 cm)
Gift of René von Schleinitz M1970.114
Photo credit: John R. Glembin
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A painter of everyday life in upper Bavaria, Heinrich Bürkel was famous for his almost journalistic depiction of anecdotal detail in country landscapes. His works are regarded as a manifestation of the late Biedermeier period.

Publication History
Bisanz, Rudolf M. The René von Schleinitz Collection of the Milwaukee Art Center: Major Schools of German Nineteenth-Century Popular Painting. Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Milwaukee Art Center, 1980, p. 65, cat. 17, b/w illus. p. 65.


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