Time to Escape to the Country

Adolf Eberle | The pet lamb (61x78cm)
[The Pet Lamb wood on panel]

German painter Adolf Eberle was born in Munich, on 11 January, 1843. His father, Robert Eberle, was also a painter. Adolf Eberle studied under Karl von Piloty at the Academy of Fine Arts, in Munich, in 1860. He achieved success the following year in 1861, with a painting called Pfändung der letzten Kuh (Mortgaging the last cow), of which William Unger made an engraving.

Eberle specialised in genre painting, particularly of Bavarian and Tyrolean farmers and huntsmen. However, after spending time depicting soldiers in the Thirty Years’ War and the Seven Years’ War, he returned to subjects from Bavarian and Tyrolean peasant life.

  • At the 1879 international exposition in Munich, his Erster Rehbock (First stag) was well received.
  • A painting of his with the translated title Childhood Fun was sold for $16,800 at Bonhams art auction, in San Francisco, in 200, and; another with the translated title The Day’s Bag, sold for £7,500, at Christie’s auction house in London, in 2012.

Adolf Eberle died in Munich, on 24 January, 1914.

In 1952, Eberlestraße was named after him, in the Solln district of Munich.

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