Christian Friedrich Boetius
Christian Friedrich Boetius (or Boece; 1 April 1706 – 13 December 1782) was a German engraver.
Born at Leipzig, he was a pupil of Zink and C. A. Wartmann, and resided chiefly at Dresden, where he was made professor of the Electoral Academy in 1764. He engraved several of the plates for the Dresden Gallery, some portraits, and various other subjects. He died at Dresden in 1782. The following are among his best prints:
- Landscape with a Monument; after Breenbergh.
- La Notte; after Correggio.
- The Meyer Madonna; after Holbein (one of his best works).
- Landscape with a Cow and Sheep; after Karel du Jardin.
- A Woman holding a Pot with Coals, and a Boy blowing; after Rubens.
- Sportsmen at the Door of an Inn; after Wouwerman.
- Interior of an Inn; after T. Wyck.
- The Portrait of Boetius; in imitation of a chalk drawing. 1771.
- Portrait of Charles Hutin; the same.
- Portrait of Raphael Mengs; the same.
- Portrait of J. Casanova: the same. (pictured)
This article incorporates text from the article "BOETIUS, Christian Friedrich" in Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers by Michael Bryan, edited by Robert Edmund Graves and Sir Walter Armstrong, an 1886–1889 publication now in the public domain.
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