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Germanic (German, Austrian, Swiss) Baroque
(ca. 1600-1750)

Works from what is now Germany, Austria, Switzerland. Generally akin to the Dutch and Flemish works.

 
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Angermeyer, Johann Adalbert. German/Czech. 1674-1740

Lizard and a Tree Frog
  • [a]
  • Still Life with Lizard and Tree Frog. 1736
  • Medium: Oils on tin
  • Mushroom description: Leccinum aurantiacum and Suillus luteus under a hazel bush
  • Location: Staatliches Museum, Schwerin, Germany (inventory no. G 269)
  • Reference: Das Stilleben und sein Gegenstand. Exhibition Catalog. Dresden. 1983. Mentioned in Wasson, G. and V. Mushrooms, Russia, and History. NY: Pantheon Books. 1957.
  • [b]
  • Still Life with Roses, Snowballs, Tulips, Grapes and Fungi with Bullfinches and Other Birds in an Extensive Landscape
  • Mushroom description: Two mushrooms in foreground, perhaps Hydnum repandum
  • Location: Unknown
  • Reference: Gabrius website

Byss, Johann Rudolf. Swiss. Chur, 1660-1738

  • Birds in Nature (Vögel in der Natur) I and II. 1704
  • Medium: Oils
  • Location: National Gallery, Prague
  • Mushroom description: Armillaria, Paxillus, Pleurotus, various russulas and cf. Agaricus in a forest with birds
  • Reference: Mentioned by C. Kosina. 1988.

Dallinger, Franz Theodor. Austrian. 1710-1771

  • [a]
  • Still Life with Vegetables and Asparagus (Stilleben mit Gemüse und Spargel). 1745
  • Mushroom description: Russula, Lactarius and other agarics in foreground
  • Location: National Gallery, Prague
  • Reference: Skubla. Tajonmé Huby. Bratislava. 1989.
  • [b]
  • Still Life with Vegetables and Mushrooms (Stilleben mit Gemüse und Pilzen). 1745
  • Mushroom description: Russula species, Lactarius deliciosus and other agarics in foreground
  • Location: National Gallery, Prague
  • Reference: Skubla. Tajonmé Huby. Bratislava. 1989.

Ehret, Georg Dyonisius. German. 1710-1770

  • Cep Mushrooms with Damsel Dragonfly
  • Mushroom description: Three boletes with reddish-brown cracked cap and red pores, one a button
  • Location: Private collection
  • Web: Bridgeman Art Library

Falch, Johann. German. 18th century

  • Forest Floor Still Lifes: a Snake Attacking a Frog with a White Cabbage, a Snail, Thistles and Forget-Me-Nots on a Rocky Bank
  • Mushroom description: Two large red mushrooms
  • Location: Unknown

Flegel, Georg (Circle of). German. 1566-1638

  • Still Life with a Wine Glass, Oranges, a Plate of Mushrooms, and a Silver Serving Dish with Sugar Confectionery
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; Size: 50 x 39.5 cm.
  • Mushroom description: A bowl of red mushrooms in the background, indistinct, perhaps Boletus edulis
  • Location: Unknown
  • Web: WikiMedia Commons

Hälszel, Johann Baptist. German. 1710-1777 d. Vienna

  • [a]
  • Goldfinches Feeding a Nest, with Lizards on a Forest Floor; and a Snake Attacking a Bird's Nest of Eggs, with Mushrooms and Wild Strawberries
  • Mushroom description: A single gilled mushroom. Possibly an Agaricus or Cortinarius
  • Location: Unknown
  • Reference: Gabrius website
  • [b]
  • Still Life with Birds and Mushrooms. Signed 1772
  • Medium: Oils on copper; Size: 50 x 43.8 cm.
  • Mushroom description: Two brown agarics with inrolled cap margin and decurrent gills
  • Location: unknown
  • Reference: Dorotheum auction. Wednesday, April 16, 2008. [Lot 291]
  • Web: Artnet

Hamilton, Karl Wilhelm De. German. 1668-1754

Note: A large number of a still lifes containing mushrooms have been attributed to K. W. Hamilton. Please go to the complete listing under Hamilton. Here we include a few samples of his work.

  • [a]
  • Still Life with Flowers, Snake, Lizard, Frog, Snail, Dragonfly, Butterfly and Mushrooms
  • Mushroom description: A group of colored agarics and chanterelles
  • Location: Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • [b]
  • Plants with Amphibians and Insects (Pflanzen mit Anphibien und Insekten)
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; Size: 39.8 x 28.4 cm.
  • Mushroom description: Boletus cf edulis s.l. (B. aestivalis) on right
  • Location: State Gallery, Stuttgart
  • Reference: Steensma, S. Otto Marseus van Schrieck Leben und Werk. Hildesheim: Georg Olms Verlag. 1999.
  • [c]
  • Still Life of Hunt with Fox and Birds (Jagtstilleben mit Fuchs und Vögeln) 1751
  • Mushroom description: Four boletes and agarics in right foreground
  • Location: State Museum, Schwerin, Germany
  • Note: Seen by Hanns Kreisel in Special Exhibit, Güstrow, 1995
  • [d]
  • Hamilton, K. W. (attributed to)
  • Hunt Scene with Falcon and Heron
  • Mushroom description: Lactarius volemus and Cantharellus cibarius
  • Location: Schloss Schönbrunn, Vienna
  • Note: Seen by Hanns Kreisel in 1997

Hoffmann, Samuel. Swiss. 1595-1649

  • Dead Hares, a Pheasant, Funghi, a Melon, Pomegranates, Asparagus, a Basket of Grapes and a Salver with Pewter Plates on a Shelf
  • Location: Unknown
  • Mushroom description: Four Amanita caesarea
  • Reference: Gabrius website

Kauw, Albecht. Swiss. 1616-1681

  • Large Still Life With Sitting Woman
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; Size: 121 x 180 cm.
  • Mushroom description: Two parasol mushrooms (Macrolepiota procera), one showing a curious caligate (booted) stipe, tapering downward
  • Location: Unknown. Auctioned by Gallerie Koller, Zurich, 2005
  • Web: Artcult

Libalt, Gottfried. German (active in Hamburg). 1610-1673

  • Kitchen Still Life (Küchenstilleben)
  • Mushroom description: Four gilled mushrooms with red caps in foreground
  • Location: Unknown
  • Reference: Gabrius website

Mignon, Abraham. German. Frankfurt 1640-Wetzlar 1679

  • [a]
  • Flowers, Animals and Insects
  • Medium: Oils
  • Mushroom description: Several Agaricus species
  • Location: Musées Royaux des Beaux-Artes de Belgique, Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Reference: Haak. Die Goldene Zeit.... Cologne. 1984. S. Killermann, 1927.
  • [b]
  • Shore Scene with Flowers (Uferlandschaft mit Blumen)
  • Medium: Oils
  • Location: Staatsgalerie, Bamberg, Germany
  • Mushroom description: Coprinus species and other capped mushrooms on the ground in foreground of a wood scene
  • Reference: Goldberg, Gisela, an der Hieden, Rudiger. Staatsgalerie Bamberg. Munich/Zurich. 1986.
  • [c]
  • Flower, Birds, Insects and Reptiles (Fleurs, Oiseaux, Insectes Et Reptiles)
  • Mushroom description: A few indistinct agarics in foreground
  • Location: The Louvre, Paris
  • Web: Joconde
  • [d]
  • Finch Nest, Fish, Reptiles and Dead Squirrel in an Environment of Plants and Trees (Le Nid De Pinson, Poissons, Reptiles Et Ecureuil Mort Au Milieu De Plantes Et Des Arbres)
  • Mushroom description: Several indistinct agarics in foreground
  • Location: The Louvre, Paris
  • Web: Joconde
  • [e]
  • Forest Floor Still Life with Grapes, Plums, Rosehips, Blackberries and Ears of Corn in a Basket, with Peaches, Melons, etc.
  • Mushroom description: Several indistinct agarics on left foreground
  • Location: Unknown
  • Reference: Gabrius website

Purgau, Franz Michael Siegmund Von, the Elder. Austrian? Bécs 1677/78-1754

  • [a]
  • Thistle Shrub with Butterflies and a Frog (Eine Distelstaude mit Schmetterlinge un einem Frosch)
  • Mushroom description: Two capped mushrooms in foreground
  • Location: Lower Belvedere, Vienna
  • Reference: Gabrius website
  • [b]
  • Wild Flowers, Mushrooms, Strawberries, a Snail, a Lizard and a Butterfly
  • Mushroom description: Two large reddish gilled mushrooms with cracked caps (russulas?)
  • Location: Lower Belvedere, Vienna
  • Reference: Gabrius website

Tamm, Franz Werner (called Monsù or Daprait). German. Hamburg 1658-Vienna 1724

  • [a]
  • Still Life
  • Mushroom description: Group, possibly of boletes and Amanita caesarea
  • Location: Private collection
  • Reference: Wasson, G. and V. Mushrooms, Russia, and History. NY: Pantheon Books. 1957.
  • [b]
  • Still Life with Flowers (Stilleben mit Blumen)
  • Medium: Oils
  • Mushroom description: A Russula together with fruits and dead birds
  • Location: Unteres Belvedere, Vienna
  • [c]
  • Still Life, Vase of Flowers with Mushrooms
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; Size: 244 x 167 cm.
  • Mushroom description: Group of agarics
  • Location: Galleria Pallavicini, Rome
  • Reference: Nature Morte in Italia. Electra Publ. 1989.
  • Note: Seen by B. Oberwinkler
  • [d]
  • Still Life with roses, Guelder Roses, Tulips, Grapes, Mushrooms and a Bird in a Park
  • Mushroom description: Indistinct mushrooms
  • Location: Unknown
  • Reference: Gabrius website
  • [e]
  • A Forest Floor with a Rabbit and Mushrooms
  • Medium: Oils on canvas; Size: 40.8 by 46.4 cm
  • Location: unknown
  • Reference: Lot Sold. Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium: 26,400 GBP
  • Web: Sotheby's

Winck, Johan Christian Thomas. German 1738-97

  • [a]
  • Flowers with Butterflies and Lizard
  • Medium: Oils on oak wood
  • Mushroom description: Two brown capped campanulate mushrooms on forest floor
  • Location: Schlossmuseum, Schloss Friedenstein, Gotha, Germany
  • Web: Bridgeman Art Library
  • [b]
  • Flowers with Butterflies and Toad
  • Medium: Oils on oak wood
  • Mushroom description: Single red capped campanulalte mushroomon forest floor
  • Location: Schlossmuseum, Schloss Friedenstein, Gotha, Germany
  • Web: Bridgeman Art Library
 

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