Rare scene in Cairo with cockfighting was executed in the early 20th century by listed German-Austrian impressionist and orientalist Emil Uhl ( born 1864 in Brüx). Pupil of Fine Arts Academy in Munich, further trained in Paris by Bonnat and Roll. Worked in Munich and Vienna. The artist travelled to Orient: Samarkand, Egypt, Palestine , from where he recieved main motives for his paintings. His oriental landscapes, executed in the impressionistic manner, are very rare on the art market .
Literature: Thieme/Becker "Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler.." ; H.Fuchs "Dictionary of Austrian Artists",Vienna, 1975; Thieme/Becker"General Artist lexicon", Leipzig, 1999.
Inscription: signed and titeld in German E.Uhl, Cairo, lower left.
Technique: framed gouache on paper.
Measurements: unframed 14 3/8 " x 10 " (36,5 x 25,5 cm), framed 17 " x 12 3/4 " (43,5 x 32,5 cm)
Condition: very good.