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Karl Wilhelm Götzloff (b. Dresden 1799, d. Napoli 1866)

View from the Bay of Naples with Mount Vesuvius in the distance. Signed C. Götzlof. Oil on canvas. 60×93 cm.

From 1814 to 1821, Karl Wilhelm Götzloff attended the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts where he, among others, studied under Caspar David Friedrich and Johan Christian Dahl. He visited Italy several times in the begining of the 1820s, and in 1824, he accompanied Baron Karl Friedrich Emich von Uexküll, an art collector, on a trip to Sicily and Malta. The baron employed him, and he relocated to Naples in 1825. In 1827, he served as art teacher to Prince Leopold I. He became a full member of the Academy in Dresden in the 1830s. In 1835, he was appointed Court Painter to Ferdinand II, King of the Two Sicilies. In 1846, Friedrich Wilhelm IV appointed him the “Agent for Antiquities” for the museums of Berlin. His reputation had spread so far that he got commissions from the Royal Family in Russia.

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60,000–80,000 DKK

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120,000 DKK