Karl Ernst Papf (1833-1910)
Wild Banana Palm, Brazil
signed 'E.Papf' (lower right)
oil on board
17¾ x 13.7/8in. (45.1 x 35.4cm.)
Born in Dresden, the artist and photographer Papf sailed for Brazil with his family in 1867, settling in the Northeast for ten years, before moving to Rio de Janeiro in 1877, Petropolis from 1880 and Sao Paulo from 1899.