Here is a black/white print of a favorite art piece of mine. It is "The Forester's Home" painted in 1886 by Ludwig Knaus in Germany. The original is 40 in x 56 in. It resides in The Corcoran Gallery of Art which is the largest privately supported cultural institution in Washington, DC.
Information from the Corcoran's catalog of its art:
Born in 1829, Ludwig Knaus first studied in Dusseldorf, then in Paris, where he attained the Order of the Legion of Honor, and afterwards became Professor of Painting at Berlin until 1884.
By its perfect drawing, color, and realistic qualities, this work is considered the masterpiece of the artist, and was a great attraction in the Berlin Exhibition, 1886, where it was secured by Mr. Corcoran above all other competitors. The forester has just returned from his day's work, and flung himself into his chair, with one leg over the arm, in an attitude of relaxed repose, he refreshes himself with his pipe, as his honest face is turned upward with an expression of supreme contemplation. His dogs are at his feet, one noble hound watching the domestic on her knees, kindling the fire for supper. Supreme rest broods over the whole scene. It is hard to say which shows the greater skill, the forester's figure or the wonderful treatment of the woman's, so delicate is the relief of her head against the fire-light. All the accessories of the wood, the table, the implements and trophies of the chase on the wall, complete the composition and character of the work throughout.