Deutsche Bilderbogen No. 81, Von Stettin bis Cuxhaven, by Hermann Eschke


Deutsche Bilderbogen 81, Von Stettin bis Cuxhaven, published around 1850 by Gustav Weise Verlag from Stuttgart. This is an engraving of paintings by Hermann Eschke that have been colored manually. The sheet measures 43 x 32.5 cm and contains 4 images, the largest being 27.5 x 11.5. The sheet is in a reasonably good condition, the edges are reinforced with acid-free tape.

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Hermann Wilhelm Benjamin Eschke (May 6, 1823, Berlin – January 15, 1900, Berlin) was a German painter who specialized in marine paintings. In 1840, at the age of seventeen, he began his studies with Professor Wilhelm Herbig and, following his recommendation, attended the Prussian Art Academy from 1841 to 1845. After graduating, he was given a position in the studios of the marine painter Wilhelm Krause, where he worked until 1848. kept on. Through Krause’s recommendation, he was given a similar position in the studios of Eugène Lepoittevin in Paris. In 1850 he undertook extensive study trips through the South of France and the Pyrenees. When he returned to Berlin, he became a freelance artist. Over the next thirty years, he often traveled, visiting the North Sea, Norway, Wales, the Isle of Wight, Jersey and Brittany. All of these journeys yielded countless sketches that were later turned into oil paintings, although he also did some work and space. Among his most trusted works are the works he made with his son, Richard Eschke, for the “Kaiser panorama”: the German fleet that can be seen on Zanzibar and Die eroberung von Neu Guinea. Eschke later received the title “Königlicher Professor” and received a gold medal at an “Verein Berliner Künstler” exhibition. He was also known as a teacher. His students were Louis Douzette, Ernst Koerner, Walter Moras, Carl Saltzmann, Alexander Kircher and Elisabeth Reuter In total, he and his wife Anna had ten children, two of whom, Richard and Oscar, became painters.