This monumental panoramic view of Rome with famous castel Sant´Angelo was created in 1890s and due to the full identical style, composition and time of creation was attributed to well renowed Austrian landscape and architecture painter Karl Kaufmann (1843-1905). He studied at Vienna Academy and was active in Vienna in the 1900s. His Venice , Rome and oriental cityscapes brought him the world glory . Our painting was signed by the artist "L. Marzelli" . This name was one of several pseudonyms adopted by artist Karl Kaufmann to circumvent the exclusionary contracts many 19th c. art dealers and galleries compelled their artists to sign. It was not unusual for popular artists to have contracts at various galleries under different names; this enabled them to offer their works in different venues without breaking any legally binding contractual agreements. They were thus afforded the opportunity for more sales.Other works by Karl Kaufmann see on our web-site under item No. 3975; 3974; 3775; 3774; 3749; 3503; 3329; 3316; 2500; 1723; 1479; 180; 179.
Literature: Prof.H.Fuchs, Lexicon of Austrian artists, Vienna, 1975
Inscription: signed with artist`s pseudonym L.Marzelli lower left, on the reverse of stretcher - old labels : of previous seller - art gallery in Opernring/Vienna and inventory number of a exhibiton ..
Technique: oil on canvas. Original gold-plated frame.
Measurements: unframed w 26 3/4 " x h 41 1/3" (68 x 105 cm), framed w 37 3/4" x h 52 " (96 x 132 cm)
Condition: in very good condition.