168 123 Frederick Goodall (British, 1822-1904) DESERT SCENE, 1892 oil on canvas signed with monogram and dated lower right 10.50 by 22.50in. (26.7 by 57.2cm) Frame Dimensions: 15.5 by 27in. (39.4 by 68.6cm) Some surface dirt visible. One scrape in the paint visible on close inspection in the sky centre right. Otherwise good condition. Frederick Goodall (1822 – 1904) was born in London, the second son of steel line engraver Edward Goodall (1795-1870). His first commission, for Isambard Brunel, was six watercolour paintings of the Rotherhithe Tunnel. Four of these were exhibited at the Royal Academy when the artist was just sixteen. He went on to exhibit work at the Royal Academy twentyseven times between 1838 and 1859 and was elected associate of the Royal Academy in 1852. He traditionally painted genre pictures and landscapes from British history until he was inspired by his travels in Egypt. In 1858 Goodall made his first visit to Egypt, equipped with letters of introduction from the already popular David Roberts. There, he met fellow artist Carl Haag and the two travelled and camped with Bedouins in order to collect realistic sketches of Egyptian daily life. They made trips from Giza to Suez, capturing pyramids, sunsets, and souks, collecting robes, mashrabiyyah and other Egyptian artefacts to include in their paintings. Over the course of forty-six years, Goodall dedicated 170 paintings to the theme of Egypt. Frederick Goodall was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy in 1852, a full member in 1863, and his brother Edward A. became a full member of the Society of Painters in Water Colours in the same year. Goodall continued painting into the 20th century and when he died examples of his work were found in many art galleries including the Tate and the Victoria and Albert Museum. €1,000-€1,500 (£860-£1,290 approx.) Click here for more images and to bid on this lot123