Winter Landscape, 1917
Framed (ref: 553)
Signed, dated, and inscribed on the reverse: ‘To my dear Tanie, Oct: 7 … 1917’
Oil on canvas, 18 x 24 in. (45.7 x 61 cm.)
Provenance:The Fine Art Society
This early work by Sauter clearly shows the influence of his father Georg, a painter who specialised in atmospheric, often misty landscapes (‘paysage brumeux’, according to E. Bénezit, Dictionnaire Critique et Documentaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, Paris 1976 edn).
The view is probably in the vicinity of Alexandra Palace in London, where
father and son were interned as ‘enemy aliens’ at this time. A number of
Rudolph Sauter’s Alexandra Palace drawings are in the collection of the Imperial War Museum.