Adolph von Menzel
1815-1905 German Adolph von Menzel Gallery His father was the headmaster of a school for girls, and intended to educate his son as a professor; but he would not thwart his taste for art. Left an orphan in 1832, Menzel had to maintain his family. In 1833 Sachse of Berlin published his first work, an album of pen-and-ink drawings reproduced on stone, to illustrate Goethe's little poem, Kunstlers Erdenwallen. He executed lithographs in the same manner to illustrate Denkw??rdigkeiten aus der brandenburgisch-preussischen Geschichte; The Five Senses and The Prayer, as well as diplomas for various corporations and societies. From 1839 to 1842 he produced 400 drawings, largely introducing to Germany the technique of wood engraving, to illustrate the Geschichte Friedrichs des Grossen (History of Frederick the Great) by Franz Kugler. He subsequently brought out Friedrichs der Grossen Armee in ihrer Uniformirung (The Uniforms of the Army under Frederick the Great), Soldaten Friedrichs der Grossen (The Soldiers of Frederick the Great); and finally, by order of the king Frederick William IV, he illustrated the works of Frederick the Great, Illustrationen zu den Werken Friedricks des Grossen (1843-1849). By these works Menzel established his claim to be considered one of the first, if not actually the first, of the illustrators of his day in his own line. Pencil drawing by Menzel, 1891.Meanwhile Menzel had set himself to study unaided the art of painting, and he soon produced a great number and variety of pictures, always showing keen observation and honest workmanship in subjects dealing with the life and achievements of Frederick the Great, and scenes of everyday life, such as In the Tuileries, The Ball Supper, and At Confession. Among the most important of these works are The Forge (1875) and The Market-place at Verona. Invited to paint The Coronation of William I at Koenigsberg, he produced an exact representation of the ceremony without regard to the traditions of official painting. In Germany he received many honors, and was the first painter to be given the Order of the Black Eagle in 1898 which included a title of nobility, becoming von Menzel.

 

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Adolph von Menzel The Artist's Sister with a Candle oil painting   

Painting ID::  2883
Adolph von Menzel
The Artist's Sister with a Candle
1847 Bayerische Staatsgemaldesammlungen, Munich

   
   
     

 

 

Adolph von Menzel The French Window oil painting   

Painting ID::  19384
Adolph von Menzel
The French Window
1845 Oil on canvas Nationalgalerie, Berlin.

   
   
     

 

 

Adolph von Menzel The Anhalter Railway Station by Moonlight oil painting   

Painting ID::  19385
Adolph von Menzel
The Anhalter Railway Station by Moonlight
1846 Oil on paper mounted on panel Oskar Reinhart Foundation, Winterthur

   
   
     

 

 

Adolph von Menzel Rear of House and Backyard oil painting   

Painting ID::  19386
Adolph von Menzel
Rear of House and Backyard
1846 Oil on canvas Nationalgalerie, Berlin.

   
   
     

 

 

Adolph von Menzel The Palace Garden of Prince Albert oil painting   

Painting ID::  19387
Adolph von Menzel
The Palace Garden of Prince Albert
1846 Oil on canvas Nationalgalerie, Berlin.

   
   
     

 

 

Adolph von Menzel Portrait of Frau Maercker oil painting   

Painting ID::  19388
Adolph von Menzel
Portrait of Frau Maercker
1846-47 Oil on canvas Oskar Reinhart Foundation, Winterthur.

   
   
     

 

 

Adolph von Menzel Gustav Adolph Greets his Wife outside Hanau Castle in January 1632 oil painting   

Painting ID::  19389
Adolph von Menzel
Gustav Adolph Greets his Wife outside Hanau Castle in January 1632
Oil on canvas Museum of Fine Arts, Leipzig.

   
   
     

 

 

Adolph von Menzel The Berlin-Potsdam Railway oil painting   

Painting ID::  19390
Adolph von Menzel
The Berlin-Potsdam Railway
1847 Oil on canvas Nationalgalerie, Berlin

   
   
     

 

 

Adolph von Menzel Costume Study of a Seated Woman: The Artist's Sister Emilie oil painting   

Painting ID::  19391
Adolph von Menzel
Costume Study of a Seated Woman: The Artist's Sister Emilie
Pastel on brown paper Oskar Reinhart Foundation, Winterthur.

   
   
     

 

 

Adolph von Menzel Peasant with a Three-Cornered Hat oil painting   

Painting ID::  19392
Adolph von Menzel
Peasant with a Three-Cornered Hat
1850-60 Oil on paper mounted on cardboard Oskar Reinhart Foundation, Winterthur.

   
   
     

 

 

Adolph von Menzel Head of a Girl oil painting   

Painting ID::  19393
Adolph von Menzel
Head of a Girl
1851 Gouache Museum of Fine Arts, Leipzig.

   
   
     

 

 

Adolph von Menzel Memory of Swinemnde oil painting   

Painting ID::  19394
Adolph von Menzel
Memory of Swinemnde
1851 Gouache over chalk on paper Oskar Reinhart Foundation, Winterthur.

   
   
     

 

 

Adolph von Menzel Studio Interior with Casts oil painting   

Painting ID::  19395
Adolph von Menzel
Studio Interior with Casts
1852 Oil on canvas Nationalgalerie, Berlin.

   
   
     

 

 

Adolph von Menzel A Flute Concert of Frederick the Great at Sanssouci oil painting   

Painting ID::  19396
Adolph von Menzel
A Flute Concert of Frederick the Great at Sanssouci
1852 Oil on canvas Nationalgalerie, Berlin.

   
   
     

 

 

Adolph von Menzel Theatre du Gymnase oil painting   

Painting ID::  19397
Adolph von Menzel
Theatre du Gymnase
1856 Oil on canvas Nationalgalerie, Berlin.

   
   
     

 

 

Adolph von Menzel View from a Window in the Marienstrasse oil painting   

Painting ID::  19398
Adolph von Menzel
View from a Window in the Marienstrasse
1867 Gouache over chalk Oskar Reinhart Foundation, Winterthur.

   
   
     

 

 

Adolph von Menzel William I Departs for the Front, July 31, 1870 oil painting   

Painting ID::  19399
Adolph von Menzel
William I Departs for the Front, July 31, 1870
Oil on canvas Nationalgalerie, Berlin.

   
   
     

 

 

Adolph von Menzel Self-Portrait with Worker near the Steam-hammer oil painting   

Painting ID::  19400
Adolph von Menzel
Self-Portrait with Worker near the Steam-hammer
1872 Gouache Museum of Fine Arts, Leipzig.

   
   
     

 

 

Adolph von Menzel The Berlin-Porsdam Railway (mk09) oil painting   

Painting ID::  21411
Adolph von Menzel
The Berlin-Porsdam Railway (mk09)
1847 Oil on canvas,43 52 cm Berlin,Nationalgalerie,Staatliche Museen zu Berlin-Preussischer Kulturbesitz

   
   
     

 

 

Adolph von Menzel The Artist's Sisters (mk09) oil painting   

Painting ID::  21413
Adolph von Menzel
The Artist's Sisters (mk09)
1847 Oil on canvas,46.1 x 31.6 cm Munich,Neue Pinakothek

   
   
     

 

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Adolph von Menzel
1815-1905 German Adolph von Menzel Gallery His father was the headmaster of a school for girls, and intended to educate his son as a professor; but he would not thwart his taste for art. Left an orphan in 1832, Menzel had to maintain his family. In 1833 Sachse of Berlin published his first work, an album of pen-and-ink drawings reproduced on stone, to illustrate Goethe's little poem, Kunstlers Erdenwallen. He executed lithographs in the same manner to illustrate Denkw??rdigkeiten aus der brandenburgisch-preussischen Geschichte; The Five Senses and The Prayer, as well as diplomas for various corporations and societies. From 1839 to 1842 he produced 400 drawings, largely introducing to Germany the technique of wood engraving, to illustrate the Geschichte Friedrichs des Grossen (History of Frederick the Great) by Franz Kugler. He subsequently brought out Friedrichs der Grossen Armee in ihrer Uniformirung (The Uniforms of the Army under Frederick the Great), Soldaten Friedrichs der Grossen (The Soldiers of Frederick the Great); and finally, by order of the king Frederick William IV, he illustrated the works of Frederick the Great, Illustrationen zu den Werken Friedricks des Grossen (1843-1849). By these works Menzel established his claim to be considered one of the first, if not actually the first, of the illustrators of his day in his own line. Pencil drawing by Menzel, 1891.Meanwhile Menzel had set himself to study unaided the art of painting, and he soon produced a great number and variety of pictures, always showing keen observation and honest workmanship in subjects dealing with the life and achievements of Frederick the Great, and scenes of everyday life, such as In the Tuileries, The Ball Supper, and At Confession. Among the most important of these works are The Forge (1875) and The Market-place at Verona. Invited to paint The Coronation of William I at Koenigsberg, he produced an exact representation of the ceremony without regard to the traditions of official painting. In Germany he received many honors, and was the first painter to be given the Order of the Black Eagle in 1898 which included a title of nobility, becoming von Menzel.