Frederick Goodall (1822 – 1904, United Kingdom/England/Egypt) oil on canvas titled On The Nile, depicting figures gathering water and watering livestock in foreground and the great pyramids in the background. Monogram signature and dated 1894 lower left. Old gallery label en verso. Housed in a gilt carved frame. Sight – 10 3/8" H x 29" W. Framed – 16 1/8" H x 35 3/8" W. Biography (courtesy Askart: The Artists' Bluebook): Frederick Goodall was born into a family of artists (his father was a renowned steel engraver). As a young man, a chance meeting with famed engineer Isambard Brunel turned into Frederick Goodall's first commission: six watercolor drawings showing the tunnel works, four of which were hung in the Royal Academy when he was only 16. Goodall's first oil, of a drowned miner, won a silver medal of the Society of Arts. Between 1838 and 1859 he exhibited 27 times, and he was elected to the Academy of Royal Arts in 1852. He made the first of several visits to Egypt in 1858. It was a turning point in his career, and most of his paintings over the next 46 years had Egypt as their setting. Many were purchased by the Duke of Westminster. Unfortunately, a number of his Egyptian oil sketches were destroyed during World War II. Condition: See blacklight photo. Overall very good condition.
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