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Barth, Karl

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI:
Barth, Karl

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German, 19th century, male.

Born 12 October 1787, in Eisfeld; died 11 September 1853, in Kassel.

Draughtsman, engraver (burin).

From 1805 to 1812, Karl Barth studied in Stuttgart under Johannes Muller, enjoying the protection of the princes of Thurn and Taxis. He executed illustrations for works on the history of art. In 1814, he went to Munich, then to Rome in 1817, staying until 1821 with Sam Amsler and J. Ant. Ramboux. He associated with Frdr. Rückert, spending the summer of 1818 with him in Ariccia. Barth travelled to Nuremberg and became director of the Herder Institute of Art in Freiburg. He worked in Frankfurt am Main until 1830, then in Darmstadt, after which he worked for the Bibliographic Institute in Hildburghausen. He drew over 400 portraits from life and is also well known for his illustrations for La Motte-Fouqué's ...

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