Franz Ludwig Raufft

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Design for a ceiling painting in Orangerie (Kassel)

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]


  1. ^ a b c (in Dutch) Franz Ludwig Raufft biography as footnote 85: "Rouw" in De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen (1718) by Arnold Houbraken, courtesy of the Digital library for Dutch literature
  2. ^ Franz Ludwig Raufft in the RKD

Simona Sperindei, Niccolò Maria Pallavicini, mecenate, collezionista e protettore di Christian Berentz, in "Annali della Pontificia Insigne Accademia di Belle Arti e Lettere dei Virtuosi al Pantheon", XII, 2012, pp. 537–542.