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DRAKE, Friedrich Johann Heinrich (1805 - 1882), Sculptor

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
DRAKE, Friedrich Johann Heinrich (1805 - 1882), Sculptor

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German, 19th century, male.

Born 23 June 1805, in Pyrmont; died 6 April 1882, in Berlin.


Friedrich Drake was intended to become a mechanic but rejected this in favour of sculpture. He became a pupil of Rauch and very quickly acquired a considerable reputation in Germany. In 1836 he executed the very large statue of Justus Moeser for the town of Osnabrück, then two marble statues

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