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    Sale 7524

    Turin London Corfu The Collection of Giorgio Marsan and Umberta Nasi Volume II Session II

    12 - 13 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 334

    Thomas Ender (Austrian, 1793-1875)

    Florence from San Frediano

    Price Realised  

    Thomas Ender (Austrian, 1793-1875)
    Florence from San Frediano
    pencil and watercolour
    8 3/8 x 13 7/8 in. (21.3 x 35.3 cm.)


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    A watercolourist who specialised in landscapes, Ender's talent was first noted by the great statesman Clemens, Duke of Metternich. Metternich was so captivated by Ender's work that he invited him to join the great Austrian expedition to Brazil in 1817.

    Upon the success of this, Ender was elected court painter to the Archduke Johann of Austria, son of Emperor Leopold II of Austria, in 1829. In this capacity he travelled throughout the Alps and Italy, stopping at the most beautiful and scenic spots to paint his popular landscapes.

    Ender was made a professor at the Academy in Vienna in 1837 and was made a knight of the Order of Franz-Joseph in 1853.

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