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Handschuhsheim 1797 – 1850 Munich

Born in Heidelberg in 1797, Carl Rottmann was one of the landscape painters favoured by King Ludwig I (1786–1868). He received his first drawing lessons from his father, Friedrich Rottmann (1768–1816). In 1826/27 Rottmann travelled through Italy in order to expand his repertoire of motifs with new impressions, a repertoire which until then had consisted of local landscapes. After his return, Ludwig I commissioned him to create a monumental cycle of Italian landscapes for the arcades of the court gardens in Munich, which were executed in fresco technique and completed in 1833. In 1834 the king commissioned a second cycle, this time dedicated to Greek landscapes, which were finally exhibited in the newly built Neue Pinakothek. While Rottmann's sketches, created from direct observation of nature, exhibit a free use of colour, his oil paintings in contrast reveal an overall composition determined by a classicist and idealised approach. Thus, Rottmann's early paintings are characterised by an amiable colourful quality, whereas later depictions show a heightened dramatic effect in their design and lighting.

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Lot 3205* - A188 19th Century Paintings - Friday 29 March 2019, 04.00 PM


(Handschuhsheim 1797–1850 Munich)
Southern Landscape. Circa 1835.
Oil on canvas.
Signed centre bottom: Rottmann.
19.2 x 23.5 cm.

CHF 4 000 / 6 000 | (€ 4 120 / 6 190)

Sold for CHF 5 000 (including buyer’s premium)
All information is subject to change.

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