Sigmund Walter Hampel (1867-1949), Austrian
Watercolour, graphite, colour pencil and ink heightened with bodycolour and gold paint on paper; signed in pencil lower right
Image/Sheet 11.8 x 8.4 in — 30 x 21.3 cm; 12.5 x 8.9 in — 31.8 x 22.6 cm
The artist studied at the Vienna Academy but revolted against the academic method. He began showing meticulously painted fairy tale pictures and Seccessionist-style figural studies and interiors. Hampel represented Austria in the VII Venice Biennale and Rome in 1911.
The Morris Gallery, Toronto label verso;
Private Collection, Caledon, Ontario