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1823−XX century

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Eduard Ille (germ. Eduard Ille; may 17, 1823, Munich — 17 may 1900, ibid) — German draftsman, watercolorist and Illustrator.

Was educated at the Munich Academy of arts where his principal teachers were Yuri Snor first, and then M. von Schwind.

Gained fame in numerous figures, to appear in the journal "Fliegende Blätter" and in the publication: "Münchener Bilderbogen", and more tracks on the theme of "Seven deadly sins" (drawn by him on wood cut block prints by ALLGAIER and Sigle, in Stuttgart and published in policypage in 1861). Of the following of his works the best are the pictures: "the Four temperaments" watercolors "Lohengrin, tannhäuser" and "History of Hans Sachs", performed for the Bavarian king Ludwig II; a series of 21 watercolours of scenes from the legends of the Nibelungs and the number of such paintings depicting scenes of the Thirty years war.

The hallmarks of this talented artist was the ingenuity and imagination free drawing and the ability to give expressiveness as separate shapes and complex groups. He tried his hand also in literature, wrote of the drama: "Emperor Joseph II" and "Art and life".

When writing this article uses material from the Encyclopedic dictionary of Brockhaus and Efron (1890-1907).


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