Carl Ludwig FROMMEL
(Birkenfeld 1789 - Ispringen 1863)
An Ancient Doorway at Tivoli
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.
Bernhard Himmelheber, Karlsruhe
Thence by descent to a private collection, Germany.