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HÄHNEL, Ernst Julius (1811 - 1891), Sculptor

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
HÄHNEL, Ernst Julius (1811 - 1891), Sculptor

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German, 19th century, male.

Born 9 March 1811, in Dresden; died 22 May 1891, in Dresden.


Ernst Hähnel began by studying architecture in Dresden. Around 1830, he moved to Munich and from then on devoted himself to sculpture. In 1849, he was appointed to a professorship at the Dresden academy. He both reproduced mythological scenes and sculpted busts of contemporaries. His works include Leibniz's Monument,

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