Tischbein, Johann Heinrich Wilhelm

Tischbein, Johann Heinrich Wilhelm

(yō`hän hīn`rĭkh vĭl`hĕlm tĭsh`bīn), 1751–1829, German classical painter and etcher. He was a popular portrait painter of the German royalty. He also executed several portraits of Goethe (e.g., Goethe in the Roman Campagna, 1786, Goethemuseum, Frankfurt). Tischbein worked for a time in Naples, making engravings from Greek vases. Many of his etchings are illustrations for the works of Homer.
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