PEKING. "BRUCKE BEI PEKING."

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Eduard Hildebrandt

Artist's Biography

Peking. "Brucke bei Peking."

Chromolithograph, c.1864.
Image size 10 3/4 x 15 3/8" (27.3 x 39.2 cm).
Good condition and color.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 59016
Price: $1,500.00
Publisher : Verlag von R. Wagner, Berlin, Mauerstrasse 36.
Peking, now known as Beijing, is the capital of China. Eduard Hildebrandt (1818-1868) was a German born artist. He studied under Wilhelm Krause and later in Paris. In 1843 he won a silver medal at the Paris Salon. In the early 1860's he traveled the world, visiting the Middle East, India, Singapore, Siam, Macao, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan and the United States. During his travels he made watercolors of many of the places he visited. Many of these watercolors were published c.1864 in Berlin by R. Wagner as chromolithographs. The original watercolors from the voyage were exhibited in London in 1866 and at an exhibition at Crystal Palace in 1868. Signed in plate. Titled "Peking" in plate. 18th-19th Century Subjects , Town Views - Asia , China

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