Franz Xaver HOCH (Freiburg im Breisgau 1869 - Vosges 1916)
A Shepherd and his Flock in a Hilly Landscape Sold
Gouache on paper mounted on board.
Signed, dated and inscribed F. Hoch. MÜNCHEN. 1898. at the lower left.
489 x 341 mm. (19 1/4 x 13 3/8 in.)
Drawn in 1908, the present sheet echoes the Art Nouveau manner of Franz Hoch’s late graphic work. A somewhat similar shepherd appears in Hoch’s illustration to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s lied poem Schäfers Klagelied (The Shepherd’s Lament), as reproduced in Der Deutsche Spielmann, a collection of German sings and poetry published in Munich in 1903.