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Franz Ludwig Raufft


Oil sketch for a ceiling painting

Oil sketch for a ceiling painting

Franz Ludwig Raufft (1660, Luzern – 1719, Kassel), was a German Baroque painter.

According to Houbraken he joined the Bentvueghels with the nickname "Fondament".[1] He painted historical allegories and ceiling decorations for the Landgraaf Hessenkessel.[1] He lived with Goudsbloem (Christian Berentz) in Hamburg after a period in Rome.[1]

According to the RKD he lived in Paris, Rome, Hamburg, and the Hague before moving to Kassel.[2]


(Dutch) Franz Ludwig Raufft Biography in De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen (1718) by Arnold Houbraken, courtesy of the Digital library for Dutch literature

Franz Ludwig Raufft in the RKD

Franz Ludwig Raufft on Artnet

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