Otto von Thoren, Bathing by the sea 01 Classic Works of Art, Marine Paintings – With Footnotes, #117

Otto von Thoren (Austrian, 1828-1889)

Otto von Thoren (Austrian, 1828-1889)

Bathing by the sea, c. 1876

Oil on canvas

25-3/4 x 31-1/4 inches (65.4 x 79.4 cm)

Private collection

Otto von Thoren (21 July 1828 Vienna, 15 July 1889 in Paris) is an Austrian animal painter. He was the son of son of Francis Casimir Thoron and Constance Marie-Françoise Lochmann

Otto von Thoren was made an officer in 1846, participates in the Austrian Revolution of 1848 , he was captain of cuirassiers, then moved to Venice. In 1857, he completely turned to painting and studied for several years in Brussels and Paris .

In the mid 1860s, he was called to Vienna to paint the portrait of Franz Joseph I of Austria . After painting Death of Gustavus Adolphus , he turned to painting animals , particularly cattle grazing, where he is distinguished by his delicate nature observation.

The paintings of Otto von Thoren are often found in Austrian museums such as the Museum Heeresgeschichtliches (Military History Museum) in Vienna. More Otto von Thoren

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I search Art History for Beautiful works that may, or may not, have a secondary or unexpected story to tell. I then write short summaries that grow from my research. Art work is so much more when its secrets are exposed

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