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153

Franz Kosler

The Water Seller, Cairo

Estimate:

8,000

to
- 12,000 GBP

Property from a German Private Collection

Franz Kosler

Franz Kosler

The Water Seller, Cairo

The Water Seller, Cairo

Estimate:

8,000

to
- 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 canvas has been strip-lined and is securely attached to a keyed wooden stretcher which appears to be of the period. There is a very minor surface scratch in the ground between the standing figures; however, this is not distracting to the naked eye. Inspection under ultra-violet light reveals some intermittent strokes of cosmetic retouching along the right framing edge and in the upper part of the left framing edge. Otherwise, the main composition appears to be untouched. This work is in good condition and is ready to hang. Presented in a decorative gilt frame with minor losses. Colours are somewhat brighter than in the printed catalogue.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

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.