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Franz Kaisermann

View of the Arch of Titus, Rome

Estimate:

4,000

to
- 6,000 GBP

Franz Kaisermann

Franz Kaisermann

View of the Arch of Titus, Rome

View of the Arch of Titus, Rome

Estimate:

4,000

to
- 6,000 GBP

Lot sold:

16,380

GBP

Franz Kaisermann

Yverdon 1765 - 1833 Rome

View of the Arch of Titus, Rome


Watercolour;

signed and inscribed on the mount: Vue Arc de Titan/ Kaisermann and bears pen and brown ink inscription on the reverse: ? dans le fond le Capitole/corde et les trois collons / peint par Kaisermann Rome 1820

unframed: 545 by 375 mm

framed: 745 by 550 mm

Laid down. The surrounding mount is damaged, especially visible at the upper margin. This is perhaps due to a previous mount attached to it. Overall the watercolour is in fairly good condition. There are some areas of abrasion and rubbing in the upper section of the sheet and a few small fox marks dotted throughout. Colours remain quite strong. Sold framed.


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This grand and majestic view of the Arch of Titus was probably intended as a Grand Tour souvenir.  Kaisermann went to Rome in 1789 to work as an assistant to Abraham-Louis-Rodolphe Ducros.  However, his time with Ducros was short-lived due to bad relations between the two artists.  Kaisermann eventually went to work for Pauline Bonaparte Borghese and her husband Prince Camillo Borghese and this is when he produced the majority of his views of Rome.  He became extremely popular with tourists and his picturesque views were highly sought after by English and German visitors.