About the Artist
Wilhelm Tischbein (1751-1829) was a German print maker; painter and draughtsman. Known as Wilhelm Tischbein or ‘Goethe’ Tischbein, his full name was Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein.
His early career moved him between different cities in Germany and Holland, ending in Berlin, where he became a successful portraitist. Later, he moved to Zurich and then to Italy where he eventually became the director of the Naples Art Academy. [DES-02/11]