Johann Gottfried Schadow correspondence, 1806-1849.

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Johann Gottfried Schadow correspondence, 1806-1849.

Schadow wrote the bulk of these letters in his capacity as Director of the Berlin Academy (1815-1850) to a variety of correspondents, primarily Academy colleagues. They relate to Academy business such as gifts, purchases, restorations, exhibitions and attributions. One letter contains a lengthy discussion of a painting by Asmus Jakob Carstens. Another, dated 2/19/24, addresses teaching policy and the improvement of curriculum. It includes a long comment by architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel on that topic. In a letter of 11/8/48, Schadow writes that he is sending a bas-relief for the Blùˆcher monument, which was the first monumental bronze sculpture to be cast in Germany in the 19th century. There is also a page of sketches for sculpture, one of which is a monument to Goethe. The earliest item is a receipt for a marble altar at Bellevue paid for by Princess Louise Radziwill (1806). Most of the letters discuss travel and personal plans. Included are invitations and thank-you notes.

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Radziwill, Princess Louise.

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Carstens, Asmus Jakob, 1754-1798,

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Schadow, F.

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Schinkel, Karl Friedrich, 1781-1841

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German architect and painter. From the description of Letter : Berlin, 1828 Feb. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84546688 From the description of Letter : to Pittel, 1835, Oct. 6. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 78263941 ...

Schadow, Albert Dietrich 1797-1869

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Schadow, Johann Gottfried, 1764-1850

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Primarily known as a sculptor, active at the court of three successive Prussian kings and head of sculptural works for Frederick William II in 1788. Active as a writer and teacher at the Berlin Academy where he served as director for 35 years from 1815 to 1850. From the description of Johann Gottfried Schadow correspondence, 1806-1849. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 80343516 ...