14 June 2006
Carl Haag (German, 1820-1915)
The sphinx of Geezah
signed 'Carl Haag R.W.S.' (lower right); signed inscribed and dated 'The sphinx of Geezah Carl Haag 1874.' (on the reverse).
pencil and watercolour on paper
12¼ x 23 in. (31.1 x 58.4 cm.)
Executed in 1874.
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