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Hauling Wood in Winter, 1903

Leopold Museum,
Oil on canvas
109.5×109 cm


  • Ferdinand Andri

    (Waidhofen an der Ybbs 1871–1956 Vienna)

Unfortunately not on display at the moment
Ferdinand Andri (1871–1956) was an Austrian artist of repute in the areas of painting, lithography, and sculpture. His works are informed by rural and traditional subjects, which he rendered in strong colors and vigorous brushwork. In this depiction of a haul of wood on a sled drawn by a heavy horse, he confines himself to only two colors: white for the horse and the snow, many shades of brown for the landscape, the load of wood, and the bridle. As it is a downward sled ride, the farmer has to try hard to hold the load in place. Lying across the sled, he uses all his strength to secure the heavy tree trunks. Bringing them down safely takes great care from man and animal alike.

Object data

  • Ferdinand Andri
Hauling Wood in Winter
Art movement
Oil on canvas
109.5×109 cm
Signed and dated lower right: F. Andri 1903
Credit line
Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 2113
Inventory access
Contributed to the Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung in 1994
Selection of Reference works
  • F. A. Lutz: Oeuvrekatalog des Professors Ferdinand Andri, Wien 1941.

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Provenance research
Leopold Museum i

Hermine Gallia, Wien (bis 1936);
Margarete und Katharina Gallia, Wien /Sydney (1936-1976); (1)
1938 Ausfuhr nach Australien (2)
Anne Bonyhady, Sydney (1976);
Dr. Rudolf Leopold, Wien (1976-1994); (3)
Leopold Museum-Privatstiftung, Wien (seit 1994).

  1. Mündliche Auskunft von Tim Bonyhady vom 07.12.2005
  2. BDA-Archiv Wien, Ausfuhrformulare 4300/38, Ausfuhrantrag von Dr. Käthe Gallia vom 17.08.1938
  3. Archiv des Leopold Museums, Kaufvertrag vom 05.12.1976; Diethard Leopold, Rudolf Leopold - Kunstsammler, Wien 2003, S. 141-143

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