Franz von Lenbach

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Franz von Lenbach

19 artworks

German painter

Born 12/13/1836 - Died 1904

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Bildnis einer jungen Frau

Portrait of a young woman (Ida von Lenbach?)

Drawing

Kunstsammlung der Universität Göttingen , Göttingen, Germany

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Portrait Of A Lady In Profile

Oil on panel

57 x 49.2 cms | 22 1/4 x 19 1/4 ins

Private collection, ,

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Portrait Of Furst Otto von Bismarck

Oil on canvas laid down on pan

85.5 x 65 cms | 33 1/2 x 25 1/2 ins

Private collection, ,

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Ein Hirtenknabe

A shepherd boy

1860

Oil on canvas

107.7 x 154.4 cms | 42 1/4 x 60 3/4 ins

Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Munich, Germany

Credit: Brian Shapiro

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Anna Schubart

1867

Oil on canvas

58.9 x 44.2 cms | 23 x 17 1/4 ins

Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Munich, Germany

Credit: Brian Shapiro

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Conrad Geyer

1869

Oil on canvas

85 x 59 cms | 33 1/4 x 23 ins

Stadtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, München, Germany

Credit: Brian Shapiro

Porträt des Wilhelm Busch

Portrait of Wilhelm Busch

1873-1877

Oil on canvas

Hermitage, St Petersburg, Russian Federation

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Franz Lenbach

circa 1879

Oil on canvas

94 x 72.5 cms | 37 x 28 1/2 ins

Private collection, ,

Credit: Brian Shapiro

Bildnis Otto von Bismarck

Portrait of Otto von Bismarck

1884

Oil on canvas

Staatliche Museen, Berlin, Germany

Papst Leo XIII

Pope Leo XIII

1885

Oil on canvas

Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Köln, Germany

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LENBACH, FRANZ VON (1836-1904), German painter was born at Schrobenhausen, in Bavaria, on the 13th of December 1836. His father was a mason, and the boy was intended to follow his father's trade or be a builder. With this view he was sent to school at Landsberg, and then to the polytechnic at Augsburg.

Failing [?] some studies, he made various attempts at painting, which his father's orders interrupted. However, when he had seen the galleries of Augsburg and Munich, he finally obtained his father's permission to become an artist, and worked for a short time in the studio of Grafle [?], the painter; after this he devoted much time to copying. Thus he was already accomplished in technique when he became the pupil of Piloty, with whom he set out for Italy in 1858. A few interesting works remain as the outcome of this first journey A Peasant seeking Shelter from Bad Weather (1855), The Goatherd (1860, in the Schack Gallery, Munich), and The Arch of Titus (in the Palfy collection, Budapest). On returning to Munich, he was at once called to Weimar to take the appointment of professor at the Academy. But he did not hold it long, having made the acquaintance of Count Schack, who commissioned a great number of copies for his collection. Lenbach returned to Italy the same year, and there copied many famous pictures. He set out in 1867 for Spain, where he copied not only the famous pictures by Velázquez in the Prado, but also some landscapes in the museums of Granada and the Alhambra (1868). In the previous year he had exhibited at the great exhibition at Paris several portraits, one of which took a third-class medal. Thereafter he exhibited frequently both at Munich and at Vienna, and in 1900 at the Paris exhibition was awarded a Grand Prix for painting. Lenbach, who died in 1904, painted many of the most remarkable personages of his time.

See Berlepsch, Lenbach, Veihagen und Klasings Monatshefte (1891); Bagouen, Les Portraits de Lenbach a l'exposition de Munich (1899); K. Knackftiss, Lenbach, and Franz von Lenbach Biidnisse (1900).

Source: Entry on the artist in the 1911 Edition Encyclopedia.