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Artist:     Johann Rudolf Rapp (Swiss - German 1827 - 1903)
Item ID   5978
Price:     2500.00 €


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Romantic seascape with view of Ischia from Neapolitan coast was executed by Swiss-German landscape and marine painter Johann Rudolf Rapp (1827 Basel - 1903 Munich).

For identity of the view compare painting by Iswald Achenbach " Evening view from Naples to Ischia".

Rapp studied in Basel under L.A. Kelterborn and in Geneva under A.Calame, travelled to Italy, Paris and Munich. Since 1868 settled in Munich. His landscape in moon light is the Art collection of Basel ( catalogue 1910).

Literature: Brun, Swiss artist lexicon; ThBieme/Becker , General artist lexicon, V. XXVIII, 1934, 18 ; „Munich painters ", V.III, 1982.; Noack " Deutschtum in Rom", 1927.

Inscription: signed and inscribed "J.R.Rapp, München" lower right; on the back inscribed withe artist’s name.

Technique: oil on cardboard .Original period gold-plated frame.

Measurements: unframed w 13 7/8" x h 11 1/4" (35,3 x 28,5 cm), framed w 21 1/2" x h 18 1/2" (54,5 x 47 cm)

Condition: in very good condition.

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