Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 36 (Sale info: $175.00).
"b. Nuremberg, Germany, 1823. Studied with Enzingmuller Munich. came to America, 1848. Elected associate of the National Academy, 1856. Member of the American Art Union. " One of the most careful and painstaking of all our artists, and one of the very best draughtsman in the country. Mr. Oertel devotes himself principally to subjects of christian art, and some of his frescoes and cartoons are masterpieces both in conception and execution." [P. 11.]
Illustrated Catalogue of Works of Art in the Art Building of the Southern Exposition at Louisville, Ky. August 16 - October 25, 1884. Prepared by Charles M. Kurtz, Director of the Art Department. Editor of National Academy Notes and the Art Union Magazine. Published for the Art Committee by John P. Morton and Company.
Artist address: Washington, District of Columbia.
Artist professional affiliation: National Academician; A.A.U.