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RANFTL, Johann Matthias (1805 - 1854), Painter, engraver

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
RANFTL, Johann Matthias (1805 - 1854), Painter, engraver

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Austrian, 19th century, male.

Born 21 February 1805, in Vienna; died 1 November 1854, in Vienna.

Painter, engraver (etching). Historical subjects, genre scenes, animals.

First mentioned on 21 February 1805, Ranftl studied under Peter Krafft at the academy of art in Vienna before going on to work in St Petersburg and Moscow.

Ranftl painted many altarpieces and also engraved genre scenes and landscapes.

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