RAHL, Carl
(b. 1812, Wien, d. 1865, Wien)

Battle of the Cimbrians

Oil on canvas, 77 x 142 cm
Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna

Carl Rahl was an Austrian painter who had an important impact on Viennese art in the mid-nineteenth century which aspired to instigate a new monumental art after the intimacy of the Nazarenes. This canvas is a sketch for a large composition which recalls the battle pieces by Giulio Romano.