Carl Philip Faure, who was born in Heidelberg, studied at the Academy in Munich, where he met with Koch and met with the German primitives. In 1816, thanks to the generosity of Princess Gessay, he was able to go to Rome, where entered in the circle of Koch. Two years later, in 1818, at the age of 23, he drowned in the Tiber. He was considered one of the most talented artists of his time. An outstanding draftsman and a good painter, he did a magnificent drawing portraits.