Wilhelm Lindenschmit the Younger
Lindenschmit originally studied art in Mainz with his uncle Ludwig Lindenschmit (1809–1893), and afterwards studied at the Academy of Munich, at the Städel Institute in Frankfurt am Main, in Antwerp, and later in Paris, where he created Ernte (The Harvest) and Die Gräfin von Rudolstadt und Alba (Duke of Alba and the Countess of Rudolstadt). These two paintings are now housed at the Kunsthalle Hamburg.
From 1853 to 1863 he painted in Frankfurt, later relocating to Munich, where in 1875 he became a professor to the Academy. During this time period, he produced paintings about the Protestant Reformation as well as works involving themes from British history. These works include:
- Reformatorenversammlung in Marburg (Disputation at Marburg), 1862.
- Stiftung des Jesuitenordens (Institution of the Order of Jesuits), 1868.
- Ulrich von Hutten im Kampf mit französischen Adligen (Ulrich von Hütten fighting French nobles), 1869.
- Luther und Kardinal Cajetan in Augsburg (Luther's disputation with Cardinal Cajetan at Augsburg).
- Der junge Luther bei Andreas Proles (The young Luther with Andreas Proles), 1869.
- Knox und die schottischen Bilderstürmer (John Knox and the Iconoclasts).
- Der Tod Wilhelms von Oranien (Assassination of William of Orange), 1872.
- Sir Walter Raleigh im Tower von Verwandten besucht (Walter Raleigh in the Tower visited by his family), 1873
Beginning in the mid-1870s, Lindenschmit's works gradually became more luminous in color, being associated with the modern Munich school of painting. A few of these paintings include:
- Narziß (Narcissus).
- Einzug Alarichs in Rom (Entry of Alaric into Rome).
- Venus an der Leiche des Adonis (Venus by the body of Adonis); on display at the Neue Pinakothek in Munich.
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