This oil painting is by Karl Eugen Koerner, a German artist who worked in the late 19th and early 20th Century. Koerner was celebrated in his day for his Orientalist paintings, achieving great success and recognition, and his work continues to be collectible and collected. Koerner travelled to Egypt on numerous occasions between 1873 and 1905, when he likely visited the Temple of Philae.
The painting portrays the Temple of Philae, as seen across a body of water late in the evening, after sunset, as the last light slants across the scene burnishing the buildings in red hues.
The pictured is signed and dated lower left ‘Ernst Koerner 1923’ and is contained within a giltwood frame.
Frame- Height 114cm, width 157cm, depth 9cm
Canvas- Height 85cm, width 128cm