(1884 Neustadt a. d. Hardt - 1957 Bad Dürkheim) "Riding and Driving Tournament". Original title In virtuosic rapid ductus painted, partly executed in pastose, furiously thrown outdoor impression with a four-in-hand, around 1950. Works that thematize hunting and equestrian sports, such as gallop and trotting races as well as polo games and carriage teams, have already occupied a large space in Dill's oeuvre since the 1920s. In this, he was also able to express his mastery in depicting fast movements. Dill often visited horse races and polo games, including in Munich and Iffezheim near Baden-Baden, which he captured with great liveliness and a captivating eye for the horses, riders, and the fashionable flair. From 1908 to 1914, he studied at the Munich Academy and was a master student of Heinrich von Zügel. Already in 1917, Dill was represented with a large collection of paintings and drawings in the Glass Palace. From 1922 to 1930, he was a member of the Munich Secession. In 1924, he was awarded the title of professor, and in 1949 he was appointed an honorary member of the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. In 1930, the artist moved from Munich to Neustadt an der Weinstraße, and in 1941 he moved to Bad Dürkheim. Alongside Max Slevogt, Otto Dill is considered one of the most important artists of classical modernism from the Palatinate. Oil on canvas. Signed. Artist's stamp and studio label with title and location Bad Dürkheim on the reverse, further a gallery label of the Kunsthaus Bühler, Stuttgart. 50 cm x 60 cm. Framed. A comparable work "Vom Reit- und Fahrtur-nier" was shown in the memorial exhibition for the 20th anniversary of Otto Dill's death "Otto Dill: Gemälde und Grafik" in 1977 at the Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern (cat. no. 165). Provenance: Kunsthaus Bühler, Stuttgart; German private collection, Rhineland-Palatinate.