View 1 of Lot 153. The Water Seller, Cairo.
View 1 of Lot 153. The Water Seller, Cairo.
153

Franz Kosler

The Water Seller, Cairo

Estimate:

8,000 - 12,000 GBP

Property from a German Private Collection

Franz Kosler

Franz Kosler

The Water Seller, Cairo

The Water Seller, Cairo

Estimate:

8,000 - 12,000 GBP

Lot sold:

10,080

GBP

Property from a German Private Collection

Franz Kosler

Austrian

1864 - 1905

The Water Seller, Cairo


signed and dated Franz Kosler 1902 lower right

oil on canvas

Unframed: 66 by 47 cm., 26 by 18½in.

Framed: 78 by 59 cm., 30½ by 23in.

The ornate stone carving depicted in the background is typical of the Mamluk period. Executed in a variety of patterns, including arabesques and geometrical designs, it is reminiscent of the façade of the madrasa of Mamluk Amir Khayrbak in Cairo.