The Artist of The Court Ball at Hofburg is no ‘Gause-ing’ Game

German-Austrian painter Wilhelm Gause was born on 27th March, 1853.  He studied at the Düsseldorf Academy and in 1888 exhibited his work in Vienna. Gause died on 13th June, 1916.

  • Gause’s most famous work is “Court Ball at the Hofburg.” Created in 1900. It is part of the  Wien Museum Karlsplatz, in Vienna, Austria. 
  • The painting depicts aristocrats crowding around Franz Joseph I of Austria at the Hofburg Imperial Palace.

On January 28, 2011, another painting of Gause’s –  “Party on the Ice” (1909) was sold at Sotheby‘s in New York for US$13,750.

I ‘Gause’ that’s why his works are so popular.

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