Monday, July 21, 2014

Satyr and Nymph by Arthur Fischer

Satyr and Nymph (1900)

Here is a lusty satyr, warming up his chosen nymph in a picture attributed to German painter Arthur Fischer.  Fischer was born in Berlin in 1872 and concentrated on landscapes and large scale portraits. Employing a studio of 30 assistants he was a court painter to Kaiser Wilhelm II and his pictures were sold as postcards and prints.  In the nineteen thirties he painted portraits of Hitler and Mussolini.  He died in 1948.  

Fischer with portraits of Mussolini and Hitler

This picture does show some similarities to some of his other nudes so if it is by Fischer it must have been done for a private collector.

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