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Cornelius, Peter (1783 - 1867), painter, draughtsman, teacher

Frank Büttner

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online January 1998 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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German painter, draughtsman and teacher. He was a leading figure in the 19th-century revival of fresco painting for the decoration of public buildings. In both his own work and his teaching he was more concerned with conception and design than with the execution of the finished work.

Keywords: Early years and Rome, 1783–1819; Germany and European travels, 1819–67; Influence and critical reception

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Subjects: Art

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