Franz Kaisermann

View of the Arch of Titus, Rome

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December 4, 03:08 PM GMT


4,000 - 6,000 GBP

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Franz Kaisermann

Yverdon 1765 - 1833 Rome

View of the Arch of Titus, Rome


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

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.