Carl Ludwig FROMMEL

(Birkenfeld 1789 - Ispringen 1863)

An Ancient Doorway at Tivoli

Watercolour and pencil. Inscribed and dated Tivoli and 1814. on the margin of the old, pale green mount. 197 x 173 mm. (7 3/4 x 6 3/4 in.)

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During his stay in Italy between 1812 and 1817 Carl Frommel often visited Tivoli, and he drew and engraved several works situated there.

The collection of the German architect and decorator Bernhard Himmelheber (1898-1966) comprised mainly German and Italian drawings dating from the 16th to the 19th centuries.




The German landscape painter and engraver Carl (or Karl) Ludwig Frommel studied in Karlsruhe. He spent five years in Italy, where he established his reputation, before returning to Karlsruhe, where he later became a professor. Between 1830 and 1858 Frommel also served as the director of the picture gallery in Karlsruhe. A large group of watercolours and drawings by the artist is today in the collection of the Staatliche Kunsthalle in Karlsruhe.

Provenance

Probably the estate of the artist
Bernhard Himmelheber, Karlsruhe
Thence by descent to a private collection, Germany.

Carl Ludwig FROMMEL

An Ancient Doorway at Tivoli