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BLOCK, Benjamin von (1631 - 1690), Painter, engraver

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
BLOCK, Benjamin von (1631 - 1690), Painter, engraver

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German, 17th century, male.

Born 1631, in Lübeck; died 1690, in Regensburg.

Painter, engraver (etching). Historical subjects, portraits.

[not available online]Benjamin von Block painted mainly portraits. He is better known for his etchings and chiaroscuro engravings. His best-known works include: The Emperor of Austria; Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg; Bishop Marquard; William Louis, Duke of Württemberg.

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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