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Hensel, Wilhelm

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B00086244
Hensel, Wilhelm

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German, 19th century, male.

Born 6 July 1794, in Trebbin; died 26 November 1861, in Berlin.

Painter, engraver. Religious subjects, portraits.

William Hensel, a pupil of Frisch, exhibited his first painting in 1812, Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane, before being called up to serve in the army against Napoleon. Once the war was over, he left for Italy and was awarded a royal grant by the king of Prussia until ...

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Subjects: Painting ; Prints and Printmaking ; Religious Art ; Christian Art ; 19th-Century Art

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