This religious work was executed by Duesseldorf painter and draftsman Carl (Karl) Faust , born 1874 in Goettingen, died 1935 in Duesseldorf.
At first study allow as a decorative painter. Studied: from 1894 at Academy in Düsseldorf with Heinrich Lauenstein (Elementary-KL.), Peter Janssen (natural Mark-kl.), with Claus Meyer (genre painting) and most recently as a master pupil with Heinrich Lauenstein (history painting). remained resident in Düsseldorf; There member. The general German Art Cooperative, the Union of Düsseldorf artists 1904 and 1907-35 of the artist-union Paintbox. Ibid. regular parts. to the exhibitions of art union (among others 1908) and the great art exhibitions ( 1909, ´ 11, ´ 13, ´ 26); Among others also in the Glass-Palace, München 1906. – Faust’s first success was the genre scene about love bread (oil, 1905), which the Art Union purchased for the Rhine Land and Westphalia in Düsseldorf. Other figures pictures: Family table (oil, 1906); Easter Walk (oil) and the genre scene Rhine. Dance (oil/LW., Düsseldorf Act.-Haus Steinbüchel followers, Auction on 30.11.2002, no. 58). Denied his livelihood mainly with Portr., 1912/13 of the Berliner society , especially the Rhine. Bourgeoisie and clergy, including Felix von Hartmann, Cardinal Archbishop of Cologne (oil, around 1914), Johann Wilhelm Alexander Schnütgen, Cathedral Capitulary and founder of the Cologne Schnütgen-Mus. (oil, around 1919), and prelate Bechem, pastor of the parish of St. Boniface in Düsseldorf-Bilk (posthumous, oil; Great art Ausst. Düsseldorf 1926). In addition, payer. Portraits of children (e.g. little girl with hood, oil/canvas, 1928; Düsseldorf, Art and auction house Peter Karbstein, 81. Auct. 2001, NR 58)., still life (e.g. still life with basket, jug and apples, oil/canvas, Cologne, Kunsthaus am mus., Carola van Ham, 188. Auct. 1999, nr 233). Often also active as a copyist: Received from the Chamber of Commerce of Duisburg for a boardroom the mission to the portrait of Reich Chancellor Otto von Bismarck (oil, at 1912; Copy of a painting by Walter Petersen in Priv.-coll.); Further copies, among others, after the self-portrait of the painter Peter Schwiengen with hat .
Literature: ThB11, 1915; Vo2, 1955. Jansa, 1912; Dressler II, 1930 (two entries, Fälschl. Also under lazy, Carl); Lex. The Düsseldorf School of Painting, I, M. 1997. – Christl. Art (M.) 4:1907/08 (hatchet.) 114; W. Schäfer (ed.), sculptor and painter in the countries on the Rhine, DD. 1913, 159; Great art Ausst. Düsseldorf 1926 (k), DD. 1926, 14 (NR 113); P. heckes/h. Heidermann, Peter Swingarm (1813-1863), Bonn 1995, 70 (Fig.), 79 (NR 17); A. Baeumerth/W. Kör´s, Hugo Mühlig. 1854-1929. Life and work. With a beitr. By Hugo Fritsch, DD. 1997, 72. – Köln, Rhein.-Westfäl. Economic Arch. To Köln e.v.: File 20-148-7.Copy of the original of 1837, oil/LW.; Bad Godesberg, priv.-bes.), the bridal gown of the Aletta Krauss (copy of an original from the M. of the 19th century, oil/LW.; Merbusch, art auction house Rosthal, 187./188. Auct. 1999, nr 2087) and after works by Old Masters for the art trade (e.g. exhibited 1908 at the Salon Eduard Schulte, Düsseldorf).
Inscription: signed lower right.
Technique: oil oncanvas. Luxuriousy original period wood hand-crafted frame.
Measurements: unframed w 19" x h 19" (48,5 x 48,5 cm), framed w 27 1/3" x h 28 1/3" (69,5 x 72 cm).
Condition: in very good condition.