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Jean Paul Richter
German art historian

Jean Paul Richter

Jean Paul Richter
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Intro German art historian
Was Historian Art historian
From Germany
Type Arts Academia Social science
Gender male
Birth 7 June 1847, Dresden
Death 25 August 1937, Lugano (aged 90 years)
Family
Children: Irma A. RichterGisela Richter
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Biography

Jean-Paul Richter (1847 – 1937) was a German art historian.
Richter was born in Dresden as the son of a theologian and studied theology himself, becoming tutor to the young Alexander Frederick, Landgrave of Hesse. His appointment as tutor gave him the opportunity to travel around Europe and he became interested in Italian art. He wrote for Baedecker tourist guides and met Giovanni Morelli in 1876, who he later introduced to Bernard Berenson. He moved to London in 1877 and wrote several catalogues of art, but is chiefly remembered today for his work on the notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci.
His wife Luise Marie Schwaab and their daughters Irma and Gisela M. A. Richter were also art historians.

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