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FRANCKE, Bernhard Christoph (<i>died</i> 1729), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
FRANCKE, Bernhard Christoph (died 1729), Painter

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German, 18th century, male.

Active in Brunswick.

Died 1729Buried 28 January in Brunswick.


Bernhard Francke was painter to Rudolphe Augustus of Brunswick. Francke painted a portrait of him hunting wild boar, which is to be found in the Kestner Museum in Hanover. It has also been engraved by Heckenauer. Also attributed to him are portraits of the dukes Anthony-Ulrich, Ludwig-Rudolph and Ferdinand-Albert II and his wife Antoinette Amalie, in

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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