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Georg Wenceslaus von Knobelsdorff

male / German
Qualifications
diplomat, painter, draftsman, court architect, military personnel
Von Knobelsdorff was the head custodian of royal buildings in the service of King Friedrich II of Prussia. In 1740 he made a selection for the Prussian king from the paintings in the estate of Stadholder-King Willem III (IV ?) to be transported to Berlin.
Nationality/school
German
Born
Kukadło 1699-02-17
formerly German: Kuckädel
Deceased
Berlin 1753-09-16
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  • Berlijn 1729
    He resigned his commission (captain) in 1729 to persue his carreer in architecture.
  • Rome 1736 - 1737
    a study trip made possible by Frederic II as crownprince
  • Napels 1736 - 1737
    a study trip made possible by Frederic II as crownprince
  • Florence 1736 - 1737
    a study trip made possible by Frederic II as crownprince
  • Venetië 1736 - 1737
    a study trip made possible by Frederic II as crownprince: he recorded his impressions in a travel sketchbook which contains almost one hundred pencil drawings, but only of part of his trip since on the return stretch he broke his arm in a traffic accident between Rome and Florence
  • Parijs 1740
    payed for by the new king Frederic II
  • Honselersdijk (Naaldwijk)
  • Berlijn 1740 - 1746
    head custodian of the royal buildings, till he was fired in 1746 by the king
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Subjects
This field specifies the various subject categories or genres that constitute the oeuvre of the artist in question. The contents of this field are generally based more on the documentation available at the RKD than on the literature.
portrait, royal portrait, landscape (as genre)
Entered on: 1992-01-11; Modification on: 2018-05-24

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