Johann Christoph Erhard (1795-1822)
|Artist Name||Johann Christoph Erhard (1795-1822)|
|Title||Italian Capriccio Landscape|
|Description||An original Old Master watercolour chalk and pencil drawing which depicts an Italian landscape view. There is a ruined cappriccio folly to the right and travellers to the left against a mountainous backdrop. Painted circa 1830 by artist Johann Christoph Erhard, this is a fine and delicate ink and watercolour drawing.
Signed lower left
|Medium||Watercolour and chalks on paper|
|Size||19 x 15 inches|
|Frame||Fine frame 26 inches by 22 inches.|
|Biography||Johann Christoph Erhard (1795-1822) was a German painter and printmaker who received early training in drawing from Christoph Zwinger. He studied engraving under Ambrosius Gabler. Very early in life he learned landscape drawing and various printing techniques.
Erhard has had several gallery and museum exhibitions, including at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Several works by the artist have been sold at auction. The artist died in 1822.