Johann Carl Loth
He is also called Johann Karl, Karel, 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 artists
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.
- Dictionary of Painters and Engravers. Michael Bryan. page 78-79.
There are paintings by this Baroque painter in the Chicago Art Institute in Chicago and the Bergen Art Museum in Bergen,Norway("Martyr").
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