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Alexander von Humboldt in his study

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Berlin (printed)

  • Date:

    after 1848 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hildebrand, Eduard, born 1818 - died 1869 (artist)
    Bardtenschlager (artist)
    Königliche Lithographische Institut (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithograph

  • Museum number:

    E.577-2007

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case ES, shelf 129

Physical description

Colour lithograph after a watercolour of a portrait of Baron Alexander von Humboldt in his study. The interior includes green drapes, a map fo the world on the wall, couch, desk, table, large mirror and corniced ceiling. The table and desk are both piled with books and papersand there are large document boxes on the floor.

Place of Origin

Berlin (printed)

Date

after 1848 (made)

Artist/maker

Hildebrand, Eduard, born 1818 - died 1869 (artist)
Bardtenschlager (artist)
Königliche Lithographische Institut (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

Nach. einer Aquarelle v. E. Hildebrandt lith. v. Bardtenschlager.
Below image, left

Farbendruck d. Königl. lith. Instituts zu Berlin.
Below image, right

E. Hildebrandt 1848
Artist signature and date, reproduced within print

THE WORLD
On map in image

Ein treuer Bild meines / [str?]beits 3 immers, als ich / den zweiten Theil des / Kosmos [?] / A Humboldt [sehr...?]
Pen and ink inscription signed A Humboldt, bottom right corner

Dimensions

Height: 33.6 cm, Width: 42.4 cm

Descriptive line

Colour lithograph after a watercolour portrait of Alexander von Humboldt in his study; after Eduard Hildebrandt, lithographer Bardtenschlager; German, after 1848.

Materials

Ink; Paper

Techniques

Colour lithography

Subjects depicted

Chair; Table; Curtains; Lamp; Cornices; Couch; File boxes; Books; Desk; Frames (furnishings); Vase; Stars of David; World maps; Mirror

Categories

Prints; Portraits

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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