Bosch, Ernst

1834 Krefeld ‐ 1917 Dusseldorf
"Before Christmas", 1868
70 x 94 cm
Oil on canvas
Fine Art
Galerie Paffrath
39,000 €

Before Christmas (1868) was issued in August of the same year in the Düsseldorf art dealer Eduard Schulte and took - according to the report in the Düsseldorfer Anzeiger - among the genre images shown "indisputably the first place". In 1869 it was featured in the annual exhibition of the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts and became extremely popular through its subsequent reproduction as a wood engraving in various illustrated magazines. (Siegfried Weiss, author of the catalog raisonné)