Heinrich Adam, a brother of Albrecht Adam, was born in Nördlingen in 1787. He studied painting in Augsburg and Munich, and distinguished himself as a painter of landscapes and as an engraver. In 1811 he stayed with Albrecht at Lake Como, and painted in watercolours. He also engraved six hunting-pieces, after his brother Albrecht, at Milan, in 1813.
Subsequently he painted landscapes and views of towns, which are executed with great accuracy. His Das neue München mit den Bauten König Ludwigs I. (1839), a view in oils of the Max-Josephs-Platz, surrounded by 14 smaller pictures of new buildings in Munich, mounted together in one frame, is in the collection of the Munich Stadtmuseum. A set of watercolours in a similar format is in the Metropolitan Museum in New York.
He died in Munich in 1862.
- "Das neue München mit den Bauten König Ludwigs I. (1839)". Haus der Bayerischen Geschichte. Retrieved 15 October 2012.
- "Fifteen Architectural Subjects: Views of Munich". The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Retrieved 15 October 2012.
This article incorporates text from the article "ADAM, Heinrich" 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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