Otto Greiner

Mounted Archer,


black chalk, pencil, and white brush


Otto Greiner (Leipzig 1869 - 1916 Munich)

Nude Study of a Mounted Archer


black chalk, pencil, and white brush on tan paper

45 x 30,9 cm

signed and dated right center: "O. Greiner  Sept. 96."

The Daulton Collection


2004     Spaightwood Galleries (Prof. Andrew D. Weiner), Madison, Wisconsin (now Upton, Mass.), from whom acquired by The Daulton Collection

There is a nearly identical drawing in the Drawings Collection (Kupferstich-Kabinett) of Dresden State Art Collections (Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen):
Otto Greiner
Aktstudie zu einem reitenden Bogenschützen (Nude Study of a Mounted Archer)
black chalk, pencil, and white brush
46,4 x 31,7 cm
signed and dated right center: "O. Greiner Sept. 96."
Kupferstich-Kabinett Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden
Inventory Number C 1898-18
purchased directly from the artist

Published in Julius Vogel, Otto Greiner (Bielefeld and Leipzig: Velhagen & Klasing 1925), pg. 36, ill. 45.


The existence of two nearly identical examples of this drawing is a mystery.  The most likely explanation is that Greiner made a copy, tracing the original, at the request of a valued collector after he had committed to sell the original to the Dresden Kupferstich-Kabinett in 1898.


Jack Daulton

The Daulton Collection

Los Altos Hills, California