Anatomical drawing of foot, signed and dated by the artist in pencil in the lower right corner
Haag, Carl (1820-1915). Anatomical drawing of foot, signed and dated by the artist in pencil in the lower right corner. Graphite, red and black pencil on paper. Nuremberg, 1837. 415 x 520 mm.
Born and trained in Germany, Haag worked first as an illustrator and painter of portraits and architectural subjects. In 1847 he settled in England where he concentrated on water colors, and was elected to the Royal Society of Painters in Water Colours. Haag was a preeminent 19th century watercolorist and traveler, one of the most famous Orientalists of his day. He was the first artist to paint the Dome of the Rock, which he did in 1859 (under heavily armed guard) at the request of Queen Victoria, and with the permission of the Pasha of Egypt. He also chronicled the Bedouins as they traveled through five deserts. Haag's works are in many institutions, including the Victoria and Albert Museum; museums in Bristol, Leeds and Manchester in England and at Erlangen and Oberwesel in Germany; the Jordan National Gallery (Amman) and the Israel Museum (Jerusalem). 40103
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