Johann Carl Loth
Johann Carl Loth (Baptized 8 August 1632, Munich – 6 October 1698, Venice) was a German Baroque painter who spent most of his life in Venice. His name is also rendered as Johann Karl, Karel and, in Italy, Carlotto or Carlo Lotti.
According to the biographer, Arnold Houbraken, he was one of the three grand masters of art named "Karel", or "Carl" (the other two were Karel Dujardin and Karel Marat, usually called Carlo Maratta.)
He was the son and pupil of Johann Ulrich Loth and was possibly influenced by Giovan Battista Langetti. He was once commissioned to paint for the emperor Leopold I in Vienna and worked together with Pietro Liberi in Venice, where he lived from 1663 to 1698. His brother Franz (1639-1710) was also a painter in Venice and Germany and often collaborated with Carl.
Popularity among Dutch artistsEdit
He attracted well-to-do artists, such as Cornelis de Bruijn and Jan van Bunnik, who made trips especially to visit his studio. Willem Drost and Jan Vermeer van Utrecht were among his close friends. He is buried in the church of San Luca, Venice.
His works are mostly in Germany and Italy. Other museums with works by Loth include the Art Institute of Chicago and the National Gallery, London. Burghley House in England has two large paintings in the chapel.
- Dictionary of Painters and Engravers. Michael Bryan. pp. 78–79.