Karl Feiertag: Pair of framed watercolour paintings of “children at play”

Price: £450
Stock No. 300/PFK


KARL FEIERTAG: A charming and well painted PAIR of Watercolours, depicting delightful young children at play. In one, they play by a swing, whilst in the other, they play with newly hatched chicks. As well as the obvious, they would make ideal Nursery decoration or Christening / Birthday presents.

Condition: Both paintings are mounted in plain gilt frames behind glass. They retain their colours very well. There is no insect infestation, fading, wear or any damage evident at all.

The artist: Karl FEIERTAG (1874-1944) was Austrian by birth. He studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna with Franz Rumpler, Kasimir Pochwalski, and Josef Mathias Trenkwald. He worked for various advertising companies in Vienna and Munich and moved to Weidling with his wife. In 1914 he became a member of the Association of Local Artists Klosterneuburg. Feiertag’s work includes landscapes and cityscapes. His postcards with children’s motifs, animal motifs, puppets, and teddy bears were hugely popular. For the Viennese art postcard publisher Brothers Kohn, he created a series with views and scenes on board the Trieste Austro-Americana ship Martha Washington. He also designed children’s colouring books.

Date: c.1925

Dimensions (including frames): Height: 22 inches.  Width: 18 inches  (56 x 46 cm)