Portrait of arab warrior with a oriental town on the background was executed by well reknown Austrian genre and portrait painter-traveller 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 lower right .
Technique: watercolour on thin cardboard, matted , unframed.
Measurements: w 6" x h 8 1/2" (15,2 x 21,6 cm), framed w 10 1/8" x h 12 3/8" (25,7 x 31,5 cm).
Condition: in very good condition.