Lot 4: Karl Kaufmann, Venetian Town Scape, Oil, c. 1900
December 2, 2016
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Oil on canvas
Karl Kaufmann (1843-1905) Austrian landscape and architectural painter
Signed L. Fabretto at the lower left
Dimensions: 41 x 50.5 cm
Frame: 55,5 x 65 cm
Provenance: private property, North Rhine-Westphalia
Karl Kaufmann signed this painting under the pseudonym L. Fabretto the painter used often artist's names, the present pseudonym is known
The work is in good condition bearing minor signs of age. Occasionally fine lines of craquelure and minor cambering. There are marks, where the frame has rubbed. The frame is in very good condition and shows some scattered hairline cracks.
Karl Kaufmann (1843-1905)
Karl Kaufmann started his artistic education at the Academy of Vienna. He subsequently travelled through European countries, such as Norway, the Netherlands, Germany or Italy. Kaufmann developed a sensitive feeling for environments and atmospheres, which helped him to specialise in landscape and architectural painting. One special feature of his oeuvre is his habit to sign his works with pseudonyms. For instance, the names B. Lambert, Charles Marchand or C. Charpentier are well-known signatures by Kaufmann. The majority of his works belongs to private collections. (nlu)
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