500 Gallery
Live Auction

The Fine Art Showcase: Winter Selection

Wed, Nov 29, 2023 05:30PM EST
Lot 29

Hermann Simon : Hunting Dogs

Estimate: $5,000 - $8,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$20,000 $1,000
$50,000 $2,500
$100,000 $500,000
Hermann Gustav Simon (1846 - 1895): Hunting Dogs, 1887. Oil on canvas mounted to cardboard, signed and dated lower right, framed.

Hermann Gustave Simon was born in Schlietz in Saxony and 1848 was bought to Philadelphia by his family who were escaping the impacts of the revolution, which had engulfed Europe at the time. He studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts with Robert Wylie (1839-1877), and later with George F. Bensell (1837-1879) and Henry W. Bispham (1842-1882). 19th century artist Hermann Gustave Simon was well-known in the Philadelphia area as a "dog portraitist", although he painted landscapes that often incorporated other animals.

27.5 x 32.5 inches framed; 22 x 27 inches canvas.

Private collection, Oregon, USA.


Fair condition, this painting has been restored and repaired multiple times; the left edge is severely rippled

NOTE: If documentation is not listed, the lot is sold without documents.

Please refer to our Terms and Conditions prior to bidding. Color fidelity of photos presented is not guaranteed. Lack of a condition statement does not imply that a lot is perfect. Please examine photos, read descriptions, and contact the Gallery with any questions prior to bidding. All sales are final. Winning bidders will be sent invoices from our gallery. Credit cards are accepted for invoices under $1000. Higher amounts must be paid by e-check or wire transfer.

Available payment options

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Diners
  • Discover
  • JCB
  • Union Pay

500 Gallery offers in-house shipping for most items. Shipping cost will be listed on your invoice. Please inquire ahead of the auction if you're unsure as to potential shipping costs or to retrieve a shipping estimate/quote.