Clemens von Zimmermann

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Clemens von Zimmermann.

Clemens von Zimmermann, historical painter, was born at Düsseldorf on 8 November 1788. He is associated with the Düsseldorf school of painting.


He studied in his native town under Johann Peter von Langer, and in 1808 he accompanied his master to Munich, where he entered the Academy. In 1815 he went to Augsburg, where he was appointed professor and director of the school of art. Ten years later he became professor at the Munich Academy. He assisted Peter von Cornelius in his frescoes at the Glyptothek, and was also engaged on decorative work in the colonnades of the Hofgarten, in the corridor of the Alte Pinakothek, and in the dining-hall of the Residenz. He died at Munich on 25 January 1869. The Neue Pinakothek contains two of his pictures - Cimabue finding Giotto sketching a Lamb and Pilgrims to Loretto from the Roman Campagna. He painted a large number of portraits, among them those of Queen Hortense and of King Max I of Bavaria, and etched and lithographed many views of Rome.[1]


  1. ^ Public Domain One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainBryan, Michael (1889). "Zimmermann, Clemens von". In Armstrong, Sir Walter; Graves, Robert Edmund. Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers (L–Z). II (3rd ed.). London: George Bell & Sons. p. 746. 

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