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Liphart, Karl Eduard, Baron von

    Full Name: Liphart, Karl Eduard, Baron von

    Gender: male

    Date Born: 1807

    Date Died: 1891

    Home Country/ies: Estonia

    Subject Area(s): connoisseurship

    Institution(s): Estonian Naturalists' Society


    German baron and connoisseur; friend of museum director Gustav Friedrich Waagen. Liphart and Waagen introduced Wilhelm Bode, later director of the Berlin museums, to the writing of Karl Friedrich von Rumohr. Together, Bode and Liphart were responsible for may re-attributions. In 1871, they independently recognized the similarities between etchings of Hercules Segers (c. 1589-c.1638) and a painting in the Ufizzi, establishing for the first time that Segers was a painter as well. Liphart helped establish Franz von Lenbach (1836-1904) in Florence, where Liphart lived.

    Selected Bibliography

    Notice historique sur un tableau de Raphaël repre´sentant Julien de Me´dicis, duc de Nemours. Paris: Imp. J. Claye, 1867; Portrait of Giuliano de’ Medici, duc de Nemours, painted by Raphael Sanzio. Paris: C. Sedelmeyer, 1905.[collection auction:] Catalog der Kupferstichsammlung des Herrn Karl Eduard von Liphart in Florenz: Versteigerung zu Leipzig. Leipzig: C. G. Boerner, 1876.


    Kultermann, Udo. The History of Art History. New York: Abaris, 1993, pp. 139.

    Contributors: Lee Sorensen


    Lee Sorensen. "Liphart, Karl Eduard, Baron von." Dictionary of Art Historians (website).

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