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Friedrich Eduard Eichens

Friedrich Eduard Eichens German engraver

German engraver
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Intro German engraver
A.K.A. Eichens
Was Engraver Artist Drawer
From Germany
Type Arts
Gender male
Birth 27 May 1804, Berlin, Margraviate of Brandenburg
Death 5 May 1877, Berlin, Margraviate of Brandenburg (aged 72 years)
Star sign GeminiGemini
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Biography

Friedrich Eduard Eichens (1804–1877) was a German engraver.

Biography

He was born in Berlin. He studied engraving first under Ludwig Buchhorn at the Prussian Academy of Arts in Berlin, and then went to Paris in 1827, with a grant from the government, where he received instruction from François Forster, then to Parma where he studied for three years under Paolo Toschi.

He subsequently visited Florence, Rome, Naples, Venice, and Milan. On his return in 1833 he became a drawing master in the Prussian academy. He died in Berlin in 1877.

Work

Eichens engraved some of Kaulbach's frescoes in the Berlin Museum, and also his Shakespeare Gallery. He also did numerous portraits of contemporary celebrities after photographs. Among his prints are the following:

Family

His brother Philipp Hermann Eichens was a noted lithographer.

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https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_New_International_Encyclop%C3%A6dia/Eichens,_Friedrich_Eduard
https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_New_International_Encyclop%C3%A6dia/Eichens,_Philipp_Hermann
https://archive.org/stream/cu31924092716962#page/n6/mode/1up
http://catalogo.bne.es/uhtbin/authoritybrowse.cgi?action=display&authority_id=XX5042455
https://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb149733635
https://data.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb149733635
https://d-nb.info/gnd/117497738
http://isni.org/isni/0000000008931636
https://viaf.org/viaf/229377478
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/containsVIAFID/229377478
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