FREY Johann Jakob
A SANDSTORM NEAR THE SPHINX
Oil on paper laid down on panel: 15 x 20 cm / 5.9 x 7.8 in
Signed and dated '1849' lower left
Painter of genre scenes and landscapes.
The son and pupil of Samuel Frey, he continued his studies in Basel, Paris, Munich, Rome and Naples. He visited Sicily, Spain and joined the archaeological expedition to Egypt led by R. Lepsius. Frey finally settled in Rome.
Basel 1813 - Frascati 1865
Basel - Dantzig - Leipzig - Munich
P. & V. Berko, "Ancient Egypt in Nineteenth Century Painting", Knokke 1992, p. 45, p.135.