This large and dynamic racing scene (gouache on paper) "Unfortunate twist in the rain" was executed in the 1890s by the highly listed Austrian illustrator Gottfried Sieben (1856 stockerau - 1918 Vienna). Pupil of Viennese Fine Arts Academy under Carl von Blaas and Carl Wuerzinger. Since 1880 he has been a painter-employee at the famous magazine "Wiener Caricaturen" and other illustrative news-papers of that time in Austria and abroad. He travelled to Russia and Caucasus in 1888.
Literature : Dictionary of Austrian Painters of the 19th and 20th Century by Dr.H.Fuchs, Vienna 1972
Inscription: signed lower lright.
Technique: gouache -grisaille (one-colour) on papaer. Original period gilt frame.
Measurements: unframed w 314/5" x h 19 2/3" (81 x 50 cm), framed w 42 1/6" x h 30 " (107 x76 cm).
Condition: in very good original condition.