ALOYS ZÖTL | Study of an Asian 'Ruby' carp
Freistadt 1803 - 1887 Eferding
Study of an Asian 'Ruby' carp
Watercolour and gouache over black chalk;
Signed and dated in pen and grey ink, lower right: A. Zötl. pinxet. am 1 . July 1835 and extensively inscribed with a description of the Chinese carp: Der Chinesfiche Rubin = Karpfen. In natürlicher Gröfse ife dieses pracht Gefchöpf abgebildet, und führt in seinen / Schinesischen Vaterlonde den Nahmen Nin. Eubh. Tie / Fische Tab
384 by 510 mm (drawing)
545 by 405 mm (frame)
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The sheet has suffered in terms of its condition. There are a number of brown stains throughout and the sheet has discoloured. The actual drawing of the fish is still strong and colours are vibrant despite the surrounding condition issues of the sheet.
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