Otto Eerelman (1839-1926) was a Dutch artist born in the Dutch city of Groningen in 1839, where he studied with the Dutch history painter J.H. Egenberger at the Minerva Academy. He later studied and worked in Paris in 1867. He returned to Groningen from 1867 till 1874 to teach at the Minerva Academy. He then decided to fully focus on painting and moved to Brussel (1874) and The Hague (1875-1902). With a stop in Arnhem he finally returned to Groningen, as a famous artist. Although widely reputed for his paintings of the royal family, particularly Queen Wilhelmina, Eerelman was primarily known for his detailed renderings of horses and dogs. He is condidered the top painter of horse scenes in the Netherlands in the 19th. c.
The painting was possibly made during Eerelman’s visit to London where he attended and made during the Wild West Show of Buffalo Bill at the Barnum & Bailey circus in London, England, in 1883.
Provenance: This painting was auctioned from Eerelman’s estate in 1926 (lot 145) by ‘Veiling Otto van Leersum’ where it went into a private collection.; It was then auctioned in 2016 in Amsterdam by AAG – Arts & Antiques Group (lot 71).
Size: c. 50,5 x 70,8 cm.
Condition: Very good; Painted in linnen; Unframed. Please study scans carefully. More scans available on request.