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Anton Alexander von Werner

1843-1915 Germany/National Romanticism-Illustrator

 

Brief Biography-Anton Alexander von Werner was born in Frankfurt in 1843. His family, ennobled in 1701, came from East Prussia. He studied at the Prussian Academy of Arts and the Karlsruhe Academy of Fine Arts with Adolf Schrödter. Two of his contemporaries were Karl Friedrich Lessing and Johann Wilhelm Schirmer. In addition, he visited Paris, where a host of painters such as Meissonier, Ingres, Cogniet and Delacroix influenced his works, and he collaborated with Anselm Friedrich Feuerbach in Rome for almost a year. His most famous painting is The Proclamation of the German Empire at the Hall of Mirrors in Versailles. After he painted it, he received numerous commissions commemorating the Franco-Prussian War. The Berlin Academy made him a professor in 1873 and elected him Director in 1875. Anton Alexander von Werner died in Berlin in 1915 as Germany's most acclaimed artist of his time.

 

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Moltke
at Versailles

Moltke at Versailles

Founding
of an Empire

Founding of an Empire

The Family
of the Artist

The Family of the Artist in the Garden of the Summer Residence in Wannsee

Prince F. Wilhelm
and the Corpse

Prince Wilhelm and the corpse of french General Abel Douay

R.Wagner
Memorial

Unveiling of Richard Wagner Memorial in Berlin

Congress
of Berlin

Congress of Berlin

Billet
Outside Paris

A Billet Outside Paris

Von
Alvensleben

Constantin von Alvensleben

Unveiling
Detail

Unveiling Detail

70th
Birthday

Seventieth Birthday

Arrival of his Majesty
in Saarbrucken

Arrival of his Majesty in Saarbrucken

Wilhelm and
Grand Duke

Detail Wilhelm and Grand Duke of Baden

Frederick Wilhelm
at the Ball

Prince Frederick Wilhelm at the Ball

Founding
Detail two

Founding Detail two

The Crown Prince
Receives

The Crown Prince Receives General of Weyhern in Versailles

Founding
Detail

Founding Detail

Louis Stellmacher
Garde du Corps

Louis Stellmacher, Garde du Corps

Wilhelm I at the
Sarcophagus

Wilhelm the First at the Sarcophagus

The Crowning of
Fredrich 1

The Crowning of Fredrich One


Ars

Ars


Amicitia

Amicitia


Felicitas

Felicitas


Exitium

Exitium

Prussian
Staff

Prussian Staff


Wilhelm

Wilhelm

Baptism
in my House

Baptism in my House


Morning

Morning


Luther Before
the Diet of Worms

Luther Before the Diet of Worms