Woldemar von Seidlitz

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Woldemar von Seidlitz (1 June 1850, in St Petersburg – 12 January 1922, in Dresden) was a Russian-born German art historian.

He studied economics at the universities of Dorpat and Heidelberg, followed by studies of art history at Leipzig as a pupil of Anton Springer. From 1879 to 1884 he worked as a directorial assistant at the Kupferstichkabinett Berlin, then from 1885 to 1918 served as an executive councilor to the Directorate-General of the Royal Collections for Art and Science in Dresden.[1]

Gravesite of Seidlitz at the Johannisfriedhof in Dresden

Literary works[edit]

  • Allgemeines historisches Porträtwerk, 6 vols., 1884–90 – General historical portrait work.
  • Rembrandts Radierungen, 1894 – Rembrandt's etchings.
  • Kritische Verzeichnis der Radierungen Rembrandts, 1895 – Critical directory of etchings by Rembrandt.
  • Geschichte des japanischen Farbenholzschnittes, 1897 – History of Japanese colored woodcuts.
  • Leonardo da Vinci, der Wendepunkt der Renaissance, 1909 – Leonardo da Vinci, the turning point of the Renaissance.
  • Die Kunst in Dresden vom Mittelalter bis zur Neuzeit, 1920–22 – Art in Dresden from the Middle Ages to the modern era.

References and external links[edit]

  1. ^ Seidlitz, Woldemar von Sächsische Biografie