31
31

PROPERTY FROM AN ITALIAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

August Löffler
GERMAN
THE AL-AQSA MOSQUE, JERUSALEM
JUMP TO LOT
31

PROPERTY FROM AN ITALIAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

August Löffler
GERMAN
THE AL-AQSA MOSQUE, JERUSALEM
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

The Orientalist Sale

|
London

August Löffler
1822 - 1866
GERMAN
THE AL-AQSA MOSQUE, JERUSALEM
signed and dated Aug. Loeffler 1859 / München lower left
oil on canvas
105 by 147cm., 41 by 57¾in.
Read Condition Report Read Condition Report

Provenance

Private collection, Sweden

Catalogue Note

Löffler's view of the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Haram esh-Sharif (or Temple Mount) is towards the Mount of Olives in the east. The mosque is among the three holiest site in Islam. Muslims believe that Muhammad was transported from the Sacred Mosque in Mecca to al-Aqsa during the Night Journey.

Löffler first travelled to the Middle East in 1849, visiting Jerusalem, Egypt, Palestine, and Asia Minor, returning to Munich at the end of 1850. He enjoyed the patronage of the kings of Prussia and of Württemberg.

The Orientalist Sale

|
London