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Albert Samuel Anker

 

 

Anker Samuel Albert      Pages: 1-2


(b Anet, Berne, 1 April 1831; d Anet, 16 July 1910). Swiss painter and illustrator. An early interest in art was kindled by visiting the exhibitions of the Société des Amis des Arts in Neuchâtel in 1842, and he took private drawing lessons with Louis Wallinger (181986) between 1845 and 1848. However he began studying theology in Berne in 1851, continuing these studies at the university in Halle. During his stay in Germany he became acquainted with major German collections, notably the Gemäldegalerie in Dresden, which impressed him deeply. His father reluctantly consented to an artistic career, and in 1854 Anker moved to Paris, where he joined the studio of Charles Gleyre. He studied at the Ecole Impériale des Beaux-Arts in Paris from 1855 until c. 1860, meanwhile selling portraits. In 1861 he travelled in nothern Italy, copying Old Masters such as Titian and Correggio.

 


Daughter Louise

 

 


The Bubble Ball

 

 


The Strawberry Girl

 

 


Little Red Riding Hood

 

 


Still-Life with Coffee, Milk and Potatoes

 

 


Self-Portrait

 

 


Still-Life with Wine

 

 


Knitting Girl

 

 


Girl, Twisting Her Hair

 

 


Potato-Peeling Girl

 

 


Old Age

 

 


Portrait of a Young Woman

 

 


Riding Girl

 

 


Sleeping Boy in the Hey

 

 


Sunday Afternoon

 

 


Playing Piano

 

 


Breakfast

 

 

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