Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 334 (Sale info: $300.00).
"See no. 36. And Elijah arose and did eat and drink, and went in the strength of that meat forty days and forty nights unto Horeb, the Mount of God. - I Kings, XIX, 8. " Mr. Oertel's conception of the prophet is striking and satisfactory. We might almost recognize him without the information of the catalogue. The picture is painted with rare fidelity to nature. And in its color and tone might almost be mistaken for a work of one of the best of the old masters." [P. 67; see serial 03860036 for commentary on artist.]
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: Associate National Academician; A.A.U.