Kniep - Ideal landscape - ZP24105

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Christoph Heinrich Kniep
1755 Hildesheim – Naples 1825

Ideal landscape with Diana and Endymion.

Pen-and-ink drawing in black-brown, brown wash, over pencil, edged with a black ink-line and a green line painted in watercolours, on handmade paper, on lower right signed, inscribed and dated „C. Kniep. inv. et deli/Napoli 1797“. Image size 61:86,8 cm, paper size 66:92 cm.

Provenance: Collection Ernst Friedrich Herbert Graf zu Münster-Derneburg.

Literature: N. Strube, Ästhetische Lebenskultur nach klassischen Mustern. Der Hannoversche Staatsminister Ernst Friedrich Herbert Graf zu Münster im Lichte seiner Kunstinteressen. Hannover 1992 (= Diss. Hildesheim 1989), pp 127-135, Fig. 57; Exhibition catalogue: Gg. Striehl, Christoph Heinrich Kniep – Zeichner an Goethes Seite. Hildesheim, Roemer-Museum, 1992, col. Fig. 57; Gg. Striehl, Der Zeichner Christoph Heinrich Kniep (1755-1825), Landschaftsauffassung und Antikenrezeption. Hildesheim, 1998, p 170/171, No 590, Fig. 214, col. pl. 7.

Kniep made this drawing for Ernst Friedrich Herbert Graf zu Münster, who stayed during his second travels through Italy 1794-1798 in Naples from June 1796 until April 1798.