Johann Carl Loth
Johann Carl Loth (1632 – 6 October 1698) was a German Baroque painter, born in Munich but working in Venice for the last 35 years of his life. He is also called Johann Karl, Karel, and in Italy, Carlotto, and Carlo Lotti.
According to Houbraken he was one of three grand masters of art called "Karel" (the other two were Karel Dujardin and Karel Marat. He was the son and pupil of Johann Ulrich Loth (1590–1662) and was possibly influenced by Giovan Battista Langetti. He was commissioned to paint for the emperor Leopold I in Vienna. He worked together with Pietro Liberi in Venice, where he was during the years 1663-1698. His brother Franz Loth was also a painter in Venice and Germany.
Popularity among Dutch artistsEdit
He attracted well-to-do artists who made trips especially to visit his studio, such as Cornelis de Bruijn and Jan van Bunnik. He became friends with the painters Willem Drost and Jan Vermeer van Utrecht. He is buried in the San Luca church in Venice.
His works are mostly in Germany and Italy. Other museums with works by Loth include the Art Institute of Chicago, National Gallery, London and the Bergen Art Museum in Bergen, Norway (Martyr). Burghley House in England has two large paintings in the chapel.
Saint Romulad Gallerie dell'Accademia Venice
- Dictionary of Painters and Engravers. Michael Bryan. pp. 78–79.