Carl Haag

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Carl Haag, Self-Portrait

Carl Haag (20 April 1820 – 24 January 1915) was a Bavarian-born painter who became a naturalized British subject and was court painter to the duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.


Haag was born in Erlangen, in the Kingdom of Bavaria, and was trained in the Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg and at Munich. He first practised as an illustrator and as a painter in oils of portraits and architectural subjects; but in 1847 he settled in England, after which he devoted himself to watercolours, and in 1850 was elected an associate of the Royal Society of Painters in Water Colours before becoming a full member in 1853. He travelled a lot, especially in the East, and made a considerable reputation by his firmly drawn and carefully elaborated paintings of Eastern subjects. Some of his depictions of the Middle East are in the Israel Museum's collection.

Towards the end of his professional career, Carl Haag left England and returned to the newly united German Empire, where he died in Oberwesel.

Selected works[edit]

Carl Haag, Morning in the Highlands- the royal family ascending Lochnagar
  • Evening in Balmoral
  • The Sudden Shock in the Desert
  • The Danger in the Desert
  • The Ruins of Baalbek
  • Panorama of Palmyra
  • Beduin Devotion
  • Ouposts in Montenegro
  • Reading the Koran
  • Morning in the Highlands
  • Bachist, a Howazeen Bedawee and Mabzookh, his Little Son
  • A Nubian harper
  • Albanian Warrior
  • Adullah Chief of Said Pasha's Bodyguard


  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Haag, Carl". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.  This work in turn cites:
    • John Lewis Roget, A History of the Old Water-Colour Society, now the Royal Society of Painters in Water Colours (two volumes, London, 1891)

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