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English Setters by G.Muss-Arnolt in Ornate Frame

  • Closed: Sat 8 Jul 2006, 3:28 pm
Listing #: 61816620
The print is at least 60 years old and is signed by the artist. It is framed in a majestic ornate gold frame which is 67.5cm wide X 77.0cm high and the frame is 7.0cm thick. The print is behind glass. Excellent condition.

Please ignore the camera flash.

Please see my other listing for another print of similar vintage, artist unknown but in a matching frame of the same dimensions.

Below is a description of the artist
Gustav Muss-Arnolt

(American, 1858 -1927 )


Gustav Muss-Arnolt was born in Germany in 1858, he emigrated to America when he was about thirty-two, first living in New York City and then moved to Tuckahoe, New York in 1894.

In the early 1890's, he wrote and illustrated several articles for Harpers Weekly and between May of 1895 and December of 1909, he did one hundred and seventy illustrations for The American Kennel Club Gazette, two of which are currently in the AKC collection.

Muss-Arnolt was very active in the dog world, not only as an artist, but also as a well-known dog show judge all over the United States, England and in his native Germany. He was on the Board of Directors of The American Kennel Club between 1906 and 1909. He was also active in the art world of New York City, exhibiting paintings at The National Academy of Design in 1880, 1881, 1886, 1887 and 1894.

In spite of the relatively little that is known about his life, his paintings remain as testament to his talent and love of dogs. While he painted many different breeds, he is best known, like Rosseau and Osthaus, for his pointers and setters. With a darker palette than either of these artists, he captured the action and excitement of the breeds.

The early work and training of Gustav Muss-Arnolt remain a mystery, but his paintings incorporate the action and tension of the field.

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  • Seller location: Christchurch City, Canterbury, NZ

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Closes: Sat 8 Jul, 3:28 pm. 2006