Josef Eduard Teltscher

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Josef Eduard Teltscher
Josef Eduard Teltscher, a self-portrait. Lithography 1825.
Born Josef Eduard Teltscher
(1801-01-15)January 15, 1801
Prague, Bohemia
Died July 7, 1837(1837-07-07) (aged 36)
Piraeus, Greece
Nationality Austrian
Known for Painting
Notable work Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) on his deathbed, 28 March 1827.
Movement Romanticism

Josef Eduard Teltscher, born 15 January 1801 in Prague, Bohemia,[1] was an Austrian painter and lithographer. He was one of the best Viennese portrait lithographers and watercolourists of the first half of the nineteenth century in Central Europe, and as a miniaturist, according to his contemporaries, he was an no less than Moritz Daffinger himself.


Teltscher began his apprendiship in lithography in (Brno) and then from 1823 he was a student at the Vienna Academy.[1] He was one of the first and most outstanding portrait lithographers in Vienna of the Biedermeier period and already had dealt with this new technology even before Josef Kriehuber. From 1829 to 1832, he had a very fruitful and successful period in Graz.[2]

He was close to Franz Schubert and his circle of friends and created the most authentic portraits of the master.[1] Also, he was with Ludwig van Beethoven on his deathbed.[3] These blades were, as described in Die Welt von Gestern, owned by Stefan Zweig,[4] but that are property of the British Library today. On 7 July 1837, Teltscher drowned on a study trip in the port of Piraeus near Athens, Greece.

See also[edit]

Additional informations[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Saglietti, Benedetta (2011). Beethoven, ritratti e immagini. Uno studio sull'iconografia (in Italian). Editora EDT. p. 154. ISBN 978-88-6040-362-9. 
  2. ^ Finder, Artist. "Teltscher, Josef Eduard". Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Clive, H. P. (2001). Beethoven and his world: a biographical dictionary. Oxford University Press. p. 363. ISBN 0-19-816672-9. 
  4. ^ Comini, Alessandra (2008). The changing image of Beethoven: a study in mythmaking. Sunstone Press. p. 62. ISBN 0-86534-661-5. 
  • This article is based on the translation of the corresponding article on the German Wikipedia. A list of contributors can be found there at the History section.

Further reading[edit]


A series of five lithographs by Josef Eduard Teltscher

External links[edit]