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Hans Gustav Dittenberger von Dittenberg

Born: 1794, Neuenweg (Baden)
Died: 1879, Moscow

Austrian painter, engraver. Studied sculpture and painting in childhood and took private lessons from Friedrich Rottmann and Jakob Wilhelm Roux while he was a student at Heidelberg University. Studied under Peter von Cornelius in Munich (1821) and under Jean-Antoine Gros in Paris (1820s). Worked in Rome (1831) and Vienna (1836–50). Invited to Russia to decorate the Mariinsky Palace in St Petersburg (1857). Painted icons for Russian Orthodox churches in St Petersburg and Moscow and a large multi-figure picture entitled Alexander II Proclaiming the Emancipation of the Serfs (1861–68). Lived and worked in Moscow (1871–79).

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