Johann Jakob Frey
(1813 - 1865)
Johann Jakob Frey was active/lived in Switzerland. Johann Frey is known for painting.
Biography Johann Jakob Frey
Born in Basel in 1813, Johann Frey worked in Paris and Munich before
settling in Rome in 1835. Frey began his career as a traditional
landscape artist, painting around the Roman campagna and Naples in a
gently Romantic style common to many of his northern European
However, a trip to Tunisia in 1840, and to Egypt in 1842, where he spent
nearly a whole year accompanying an expedition by the Prussian
archaeologist Richard Lepsius, evinced from the artist a far more
original response. He produced during both trips a large number of
drawings, which resulted in paintings ranging from highly Romantic
canvases, which emphasize
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