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    Sale 5405

    Nineteenth Century European Art

    10 July 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 220

    Johann Jakob Frey (Swiss, 1813-1865)

    On the banks of a river

    Price Realised  

    Johann Jakob Frey (Swiss, 1813-1865)
    On the banks of a river
    oil on paper laid down on canvas
    7 1/8 x 11¼ in. (18.2 x 28.6 cm.)


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    Johann Jakob Frey enjoyed the patronage and admiration of important royal collectors such as Louis I of Bavaria and Frédéric-Guillaume IV of Prussia, who commissioned and bought the landscapes he painted during his many travels.

    After initial training with his father, the painter Samuel Frey, Frey continued his studies in Paris, Munich, Rome and Naples. He also travelled to Sicily and Spain before joining an archaeological expedition to Egypt led by Karl Richard Lepsius, the pioneering Egyptologist and archaeologist. By the time he finally settled down in Italy in 1840 he was established as a landscape painter. He devoted the rest of his life to painting Italian landscapes.

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