Johann Jakob Frey
Basel 1813 - 1865 Frascati, Rome
Rights held by: Private collection
After receiving early instruction in his hometown of Basel from his father, painter and lithographer Samuel Frey, Johann Jakob Frey studied in Paris, where he was enamored of 17th-century Dutch art. He then moved to Munich before settling permanently in Rome in the late 1830s, and specializing in landscape painting. He established a studio that became a center for German artists gathered in Rome. Frey’s studio also attracted famous collectors, such as the kings of Prussia and Bavaria, as well as the English aristocracy.
Text written and researched by Michelle Bird National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.
Oil on paper, mounted on canvas
30 × 44.8 cm
This can be found in Gallery 13: Mellon Gallery Exhibitions
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