Item #CL175-87 Napoli [Italy]. Attrib. Christoph Kniep, German.
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Napoli [Italy]

1820. Pencil drawing, artist’s name, title and date in ink on backing below image, 24.1 x 17.7cm. Tipped to original backing, stains and foxing to margins.

Christoph Heinrich Kniep was a German artist noted for accompanying the famous German writer Goethe on his journey to Naples, Paestum and Sicily. Initially, Kniep worked as a portrait artist, then in 1781 he travelled to Italy, where he painted predominately vistas and landscapes. There he met Goethe in Naples, being introduced to him by a mutual friend, artist Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein. After separating from Goethe on his return from Sicily, Kniep remained in Naples, where he died in 1825. Ref: Wiki.

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