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AMERLING, Friedrich von (1803 - 1887), Painter, engraver, illuminator

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
AMERLING, Friedrich von (1803 - 1887), Painter, engraver, illuminator

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Austrian, 19th century, male.

Born 14 April 1803, in Vienna; died 15 January 1887, in Vienna.

Painter, engraver, illuminator. Religious subjects, portraits, genre scenes.

Biedermeier.

Amerling was from a poor family and had to overcome numerous obstacles in order to get his artistic career under way. He began by illuminating geographical maps and doing line engravings. In 1816, he finally succeeded in gaining

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