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HENRIETTE RONNER Dutch, 1821-1909
19th Century Oil Painting on Panel
Barn Interior with a Hen Protecting her Chicks from a Dog
Stunning beautiful oil painting on board of barn interior with a hen protecting her chicks from a dog. Unsigned.
In original period frame... Oil on panel
Condition: Very slight amount of surface dirt and varnish residue to panel, no obvious mars or damages noted under blacklight. Size with frame 16" x 14.5". Without frame : 8.5" x 7".
The daughter and pupil of Neo-Classicist painter Josephus August Knip, Henriette Ronner-Knip (1821-1909) gained notoriety early on as a landscape and still-life painter. Her long and prolific career began with her first exhibition in Germany at the age of fifteen. By 1852, her work appeared regularly at the Paris salons and throughout England.
Knip moved from her native Amsterdam, Holland, to Brussels, Belgium, with her husband in 1859. There she concentrated on animal scenes, using dogs and cats as her inexpensive models. Nearly always set in the lush Belle Epoch interiors of the time, Knip's animal paintings quickly became celebrated for their individualistic, almost human characteristics.
By 1870, she was painting cats and kittens exclusively. Knip became a member of the Royal Society and Officer of the Order of Leopold in 1877. An album of her work was published in concurrence with the 1891 Berlin World's Fair.
The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague, and many museums in Britain include her works in their collections.
The painting entitled Studio Kittens was offered at Skinner, in The Cat Auction, on September, 20, 2002 in Boston. Condition: Very slight amount of surface dirt and varnish residue to panel, no obvious mars or damages noted under blacklight. Size with frame 16" x 14.5".
Sales Example for HENRIETTE RONNER: "Playful Kittens By A Spinning Wheel" sold at auction in May 2009 for $216,611
Unsigned but if you are familiar with her work it is hard to not see this beautiful painting is highly consistency with her several hundred listed works