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painter, court painter, draftsman, etcher, graphic artist, collector of Dutch and Flemish painting, director of academy
In 1804 Tischbein sold his collection of 86 paintings to Duke Peter Friedrich Ludwig von Holstein-Gottorp (1755-1829), whose collection formed the nucleus of the Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte in Oldenburg. From 1808, he was a court painter of Duke Peter I in Eutin an keeper of the collection (Deuter 2001).
Nationality/school
German
Born
Hayna 1751-02-15
Deceased
Eutin 1829-06-26
Family relationschips
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
brother of the painter Heinrich Jakob Tischbein; nephew of the portrait painter Johann Heinrich the elder (1722–1789); his cousin Johann Friedrich (1750–1812) was also a successful portrait painter.
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Biographical information
Active in
  • Hamburg 1766
    copied here after Wouwerman and Berchem (Gerson 1942/1983, p. 311)
  • Amsterdam 1771 - 1772
    in 1771-1772 he travelled to Holland to work as a portrait painter; also saw Rembrandt's Anatomy lesson and the Nightwatch (Gerson 1942/1983, p. 312)
  • Bremen 1772 - 1773
  • Kassel (Hessen) 1773 - 1777
  • Berlin 1777 - 1779
  • Rome 1779 - 1781
  • Florence
  • Napels
    in Naples he moved in the circle of Sir William Hamilton (1730–1803) and the court painter Philipp Hackert
  • Zürich 1781 - 1782
  • Rome 1783 - 1787
  • Napels 1787 - 1799
  • Hamburg 1800 - 1809
    following the flight of the royal family and the French invasion of 1799 he returned to Germany.
  • Oldenburg (Niedersachsen) 1808
    from 1808 Tischbein was a painter at the court of Oldenburg in Northern Germany
  • Eutin 1809 - 1829
Teacher at academy/university
Accademia di Belle Arti e Liceo Artistico (Napels)
became director of the Naples Academy in 1789
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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, flower piece, fruit piece, bird scene
Entered on: 1992-01-26; Modification on: 2018-10-04

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