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Szathmari [Szathmary], Carol Pop de

Remus Niculescu

in Oxford Art Online


Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gao/9781884446054.article.T082859

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(b Cluj, Jan 11, 1812; d Bucharest, June 3, 1887).

Romanian painter, lithographer and photographer. He studied drawing at the Reformed College and the Catholic Lyceum in Cluj (1819–27) before moving to study in Vienna. In 1831–7 he made watercolours of views in Wallachia and Moldavia (Bucharest, Roman. Acad. Lib.) and later published lithographs of landscapes from Transylvania in the album Erdely Kepben (Cluj, 1843). He travelled in Germany (1835) and in Italy and France (1836–40) and was subsequently employed by the princes of Wallachia, Alexandru Dimitrie Ghica (reg 1834–42) and Gheorghe Bibescu (reg 1842–8), to sketch official ceremonies. He also painted several portraits of Princess Maria Bibescu in peasant costume (c. 1845; Bucharest, N. Hist. Mus. Romania and Roman. Acad. Lib.). In 1850 he made his first voyage to the Middle East, visiting Baghdad, Chorsabad, Baalbek and Constantinople (now Istanbul), to which he returned in 1864, in the entourage of Alexander Couza, Prince of Romania (...

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Subjects: Painting ; Photography and Photographs ; Prints and Printmaking ; 19th-Century Art

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