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a family of German artists of the 18th and 19th centuries.

Johann Friedrich August Tischbein (August Tischbein). Born Mar. 9,1750, in Maastricht, the Netherlands; died June 21,1812, in Heidelberg.

August Tischbein, a portraitist and adherent of classicism, studied under his uncle, Johann Heinrich Tischbein. He worked in many German cities and in France (1772–77), the Netherlands, and Italy (1777–80). From 1806 to 1808 he visited St. Petersburg, where he painted a number of court portraits. His best works were notable for their austere composition and elements of senti-mentalism, as exemplified in their intimate atmosphere and in the use of a soft palette. A typical example is his Self-portrait (1782, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam).

Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein. Born Feb. 15, 1751, in Haina, Hesse; died June 26, 1829, in Eutin, Schleswig-Holstein. Because of his friendship with Goethe, known as Goethe-Tischbein.

Like his cousin August, Tischbein studied under Johann Heinrich Tischbein. He lived and worked in Italy from 1779 to 1799, in Kassel in 1799 and 1800, and in Hamburg from 1801 to 1808. Although originally an adherent of classicism, he was influenced by the romantics at the turn of the 18th century, embracing their idea of a German national revival. He executed historical scenes, for example, Conrad ofSwabia Before His Execution (1784; Castle Museum, Gotha), as well as idyllic landscapes. Tischbein is also known for his portraits—for example, Goethe in the Roman Campagna (1787; Stadel Institute, Frankfurt).


Tischbein, Johann Heinrich Wilhelm. Aus meinem Leben, vols. 1–2. Braunschweig, 1861 (reprint, Berlin, 1956).


Sörrensen, W. Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein: Sein Leben und seine Kunst. Stuttgart, 1910.
Stoll, A. Der Maler Joh. Friedrich August Tischbein und seine Familie. Stuttgart, 1923.
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References in classic literature ?
Therefore it was droll in the good Riemer, who has written memoirs of Goethe, to make out a list of his donations and good deeds, as, so many hundred thalers given to Stilling, to Hegel, to Tischbein; a lucrative place found for Professor Voss, a post under the Grand Duke for Herder, a pension for Meyer, two professors recommended to foreign universities; &c., &c.
Si cimentarono sul soggetto dello sguardo di Armida almeno i seguenti pittori: Caracci, Domenichino, Finoglio, Van Dyck, Ricci, De Silvestre, Lapis, Tiepolo, Fisella, Piazzetta, Tischbein il Vecchio, Glink, Hayez.
Tischbein that had been looted during the Soviet invasion of Poland in I939.
The artworks here intended are: Goethe in the Roman Campagna by Heinrich Mayer, Georg Schutz and Friedrich Bury (1787, National Foschungs- und Gedenkstatte der klassischen deutschen Literatur, today Goethe Nationalmuseum, Weimar), a watercolour apres of the well-known homonymous painting by Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein (1787, Staedel Museum, Frankfurt am Main); Durer and Raphael Before the Throne of Art (1812, Kupferstich-Kabinett Dresden), an etching by Carl Hoff after a missing drawing on the same subject by Franz Pforr; Italia und Germania (1828, Galerie Neue Meister, Dresden) by Friedrich Overbeck, an author's (?) replica from the famous original version at the Alte Pinakothek in Munich.
The first MoU was inked by UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan and Dr Bernhard Tischbein from University of Bonn whereas Christopher Willi Conrad from University of Wurzburg, and UAF Vice Chancellor Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan signed the second MoU.
Dr Franck Andreas Weber from Aachen University Germany, Dr Bernhard Tischbein from Bonn University Germany, Dean Faculty of Agri Engineering Dr Allah Buksh and Dr Christopher Conrad spoke on this occasion.
The somewhat modernised version of the novel follows 12-year-old Emil Tischbein as he travels from the small town of Baltic to Berlin.
And while Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein's Portrait of Goethe in the Roman Campagna (1787) may not be the finest painting in the collection, it is perhaps the genius loci in terms of conveying the museum's origins as a German outpost of the Enlightenment.
Forkutsa I, Sommer R, Shirokova Y, Lamers J, Kienzler K, Tischbein B, Martius C, Vlek P (2009) Modeling irrigated cotton with shallow groundwater in the Aral Sea Basin of Uzbekistan: II.
Emil Tischbein and his gang of child "detectives" have long been the heroes of many a child, ever since they were first penned by Erich Kastner eighty-five years ago, in Emil and the Detectives.
Although the very first painting that visitors encountered was a portrait of Goethe (by Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein), the show in fact contradicted the Goethean attachment to concrete form as a bulwark against the reductive influence of the Idea.