From 1877 to 1880 Sandreuter lived in Paris, in 1882 he moved to Florence, two years later he moved into a studio in Basel. He received numerous orders for wall paintings and graffiti in and on public buildings. He also restored and decorated rooms in the St. Georgen Monastery (Stein am Rhein), for example. In 1896 he became a member of the Federal Art Commission. In 1897 he traveled to Florence to draw Arnold Böcklin for the planned Böcklin medal, and on September 19 he opened a Böcklin exhibition that he had organized in the Kunsthalle Basel.
Hans Sandreuter, Forest Interior, 1874
Kunstmuseum Basel, online collection http://sammlungonline.kunstmuseumbasel.ch/eMuseumPlus 04.09.2019