High qualitative portrait watercolour of Biedermeier epoch depicting the family of an Austrian Royal officer and was executed ca. 1840-1850s by well renown Austrian genre and portrait painter Carl Goebel (1824-1899). He was a very well-known watercolour and graphic artist. His first teachers were the famous romantical artists J.A. Klein and J.C.Ehrhard. Later he studied also at the Vienna Academy. He was a very popular portrait and genre painter who travelled through Europe and Russia and worked at various European courts. Works by him belong to collections of various museums.
Literature: Prof.H.Fuchs, Lexicon of Austrian artists, Vienna, 1975; Thieme/Becker "Lexicon of artists from antique to contemporary" (in German), Leipzig, 1999.
Inscription: signed and dated 1849 lower left .
Technique: watercolour on paper, original period gold-plated frame.
Measurements: w 13 1/4 " x h 16 1/2 " (33,5 x 42 cm), framed w 17 1/4 " x 20 1/2 " (43,5 x 52 cm).
Condition: in very good condition.