A well-executed 17th Century continental harbour scene, circle of Johann Anton Eismann. The work has clearly been painted by an artist of great ability who has been influenced by Johann Eisman.
Johann Eismann was born in Salzburg in 1604. He studied mathematics in Munich while working as the court painter for the Bavarian Prince-Elector. He first travelled to Venice in 1644 where he was known as ‘Giovanni Homo di Ferro'. He left for Rome in 1650 where he continued his artistic training and studied the great Italian Renaissance masters. In 1663, he settled in Venice and received many important commissions from patrons such as Count Mathias van der Schulenburg and Prince Bishop Charles of Liechtenstein-Kastelkorn. He also spent time in Verona and visited Germany several times.
He specialised in Italianate subjects usually featuring busy ports or harbours, however, he also painted battle scenes and the occasional portrait. Eismann was influenced by Salvator Rosa (1615-1673) with whom he collaborated on a number of works. However, in turn he had a strong influence on Luca Carlevarijs (1663-1730) as well Carlo Briseghella (1679-1718), his pupil whom he adopted and became Charles Eismann. Johann Eismann died in Venice in 1698. Examples of his work are held by the Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg the Met Museum, New York, National Trust and the V&A
The painting is housed in a new, ebonised & gilt frame which is in excellent condition.
|Image Size||9 inches x 38.5 inches (23cm x 98cm)|
|Framed Size||12 inches x 41.5 inches (30.5cm x 105.5cm)|