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Adolf Menzel (aka Adolf von Menzel)

German painter, engraver, and illustrator

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
One of the most prominent German painters in the Realism movement. Became successful in Berlin in the second half of the 19th century. Noted for numerous paintings and illustrations relating to events in Prussia's recent history; he was a chronicler of the life of Frederick the Great (reigned 1740-1786). Known for portraits, industrial scenes, intimate studies of interiors, and local religious events. German painter.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500018924.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Adolf Menzel (aka Adolf von Menzel):

Adolf Menzel Winterfest, ca. 1873 Pen and brush lithograph
Adolf Menzel Don Juan Fleeing from Elvira, 1859 Chalk and brush lithograph, highlights made with scraper on China paper laid down
Adolf Menzel Title plate: Kartoffel-Ernte, ca. 1844 Etching
Adolf Menzel Landschaft mit dem Sumpf, ca. 1844 Etching
Adolf Menzel Köpfe—und Figurenstudien, ca. 1844 Etching
Adolf Menzel Landschaft mit der Brücke, ca. 1844 Etching
Adolf Menzel Der Holzplatz, ca. 1844 Etching
Adolf Menzel Landschaft mit drei Hütten, ca. 1844 Etching
Adolf Menzel Der Hof mit der Senkgrube, ca. 1844 Etching
Adolf Menzel “Auch die noch!? zum 14, October 1847”, 1847 Pen lithograph
Adolf Menzel Civil Servant (Beamter), ca. 1833-1905 Pen lithograph on grey paper
Adolf Menzel Salesman (Kaufmann), ca. 1833-1905 Pen lithograph on grey paper
Adolf Menzel Army Officer (Militär), ca. 1833-1905 Pen lithograph on grey paper
Adolf Menzel Graduating Divinity Student (Candidat der Theologie), ca. 1833-1905 Pen lithograph on grey paper
Adolf Menzel Lawyer (Jurist), ca. 1833-1905 Pen lithograph on grey paper
Adolf Menzel Doctor (Mediziner), ca. 1833-1905 Pen lithograph on grey paper
Adolf Menzel Musician (Musiker), ca. 1833-1905 Pen lithograph on grey paper
Adolf Menzel Painter (Maler), ca. 1833-1905 Pen lithograph on grey paper
Adolf Menzel Artist (Künstler), ca. 1833-1905 Pen lithograph on grey paper
Adolf Menzel Maid (Mädchen), ca. 1833-1905 Pen lithograph on grey paper
Adolf Menzel Fop (Stutzer), ca. 1833-1905 Pen lithograph on grey paper
Adolf Menzel Craftsman (Handwerker), ca. 1833-1905 Pen lithograph on grey paper
Adolf Menzel Essays on Stone with Brush and Scraper: title page, 1851 Lithograph on Chinese paper laid down
Adolf Menzel Portrait of the Poet Molière (Brustbild des Dichters Molière), 1851 Lithograph on Chinese paper laid down
Adolf Menzel Playing Quoits on the Castle Terrace (Reifenspiel auf der Schlossterrasse), 1851 Lithograph on Chinese paper laid down
Adolf Menzel Transportation of Prisoners in the Forest (Gefangenenzug im Walde), 1851 Lithograph on Chinese paper laid down
Adolf Menzel Lady Reading by the Fireplace (Lesende Dame am Kamin), 1851 Lithograph on Chinese paper laid down
Adolf Menzel Pursuit on the Spiral Staircase (Verfolgung auf der Wendeltreppe), 1851 Lithograph on Chinese paper laid down
Adolf Menzel The Bear Pit in the Zoological Gardens (Der Bärenzwinger im zoologischen Garten), 1851 Lithograph on Chinese paper laid down
Adolf Menzel An Artist’s Pilgrimage (Künstlers Erdenwallen), 1834 Pen lithograph
Adolf Menzel An Artist’s Pilgrimage (Künstlers Erdenwallen), 1834 Pen lithograph
Adolf Menzel An Artist’s Pilgrimage (Künstlers Erdenwallen), 1834 Pen lithograph
Adolf Menzel An Artist’s Pilgrimage (Künstlers Erdenwallen), 1834 Pen lithograph
Adolf Menzel An Artist’s Pilgrimage (Künstlers Erdenwallen), 1834 Pen lithograph
Adolf Menzel An Artist’s Pilgrimage (Künstlers Erdenwallen), 1834 Pen lithograph
Adolf Menzel An Artist’s Pilgrimage (Künstlers Erdenwallen), 1834 Pen lithograph
Adolf Menzel An Artist’s Pilgrimage (Künstlers Erdenwallen), 1834 Pen lithograph
Adolf Menzel An Artist’s Pilgrimage (Künstlers Erdenwallen), 1834 Pen lithograph
Adolf Menzel An Artist’s Pilgrimage (Künstlers Erdenwallen), 1834 Pen lithograph
Adolf Menzel An Artist’s Pilgrimage (Künstlers Erdenwallen), 1834 Pen lithograph
Adolf Menzel An Artist’s Pilgrimage (Künstlers Erdenwallen), 1834 Pen lithograph
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