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Richter, Adrian Ludwig (1803 – 1884). The Blind Rural Violinist. (Middle of 1830th years)

Etching, paper
21,8 õ 17,6
Lower right - I.H.pinx 1833
Lower left, on the image - Gem. v. J. Hantsch.
Lower right, on the image - gest. v. L.Richter

Richter, one of the most beloved artists in Germany during most of the nineteenth century, was the son and the pupil of Carl August Richter, Professor at the Fine Arts Academy in Dresden. Adrian Ludwig worked under his direction for his first twelve years. In 1823 he took trip to Italy, where he based himself in Rome and travelled to Naples and the surrounding area. From this trip, numerous works were generated including The Valley of the Amalfi. In 1836, he was named Professor of Landscape and Animal Painting at the Dresden Academy. After another trip to Italy, he decided to dedicate himself to works on the German landscape and people. In 1853 he was made an honorary member of the Munich Academy and in 1874 of the Berlin Academy. He was awarded Gold Medals at the Salons in Paris (1855) and Vienna (1883). He also engraved many landscapes and genre scenes, many of which were made into woodcuts and used for illustrations for popular books and children's books.

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