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Christian Wilhelm Ernst Dietrich, gen. Dietricy (Weimar 1712 - Dresden 1774) - Artist
History, figure a. landscape painter as well as etcher, one of the most versatile a. appreciated painters of his time. D. was son of the Weimar court painter Johann Georg D. Already at the age of twelve he became pupil of A. Thiele in Dresden. Because of his extraordinary talent he enjoyed the patronage of king August the Strong a. his minister Brühl, a. consequently became became painter to the court in Dresden in 1741, a position he kept notwithstanding offers from Copenhagen a. Berlin. After travelling Holland a. Italy, in 1764 he became professor in Dresden a. head of the drawing school of the Meißen porcelain manufacture. Mus.: Paris (Louvre), St. Petersburg (Hermitage), New York (Metrop. Mus.), Dresden (Gemäldegal. Alte Meister), Vienna (Hofmus.), London (British Mus.), Cambridge (Fitzwilliam Mus.), Nuremberg (Germ. Nat.-Mus.), Moscow a. others. Lit.: Thieme-Becker, Bénézit, a. others.
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