Welcker, Friedrich Gottlieb

Full Name
Welcker, Friedrich Gottlieb
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Date Born
1784
Date Died
1868
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Overview

Professor of Philology and Archaeology, and director of the Academic Museum of Art at Bonn University, 1819-1854. Friend and protegé of Wilhelm von Humboldt. Welcker was an exponent of Totalitätsideal the notion that one needs to know everything about a discipline in order to conclude aNew York Timeshing about it. His students included Otto Benndorf, Johannes Overbeck, Ernst Curtius (briefly) and Enrico Brunn.

Selected Bibliography
revised: Müller, Karl Otfried. Handbuch der Archäologie der Kunst. Breslau: J. Max, 1848, English: Ancient Art and its Remains: or, a Manual of the Archaeology of Art. John Leitch, trans. London : H. Bohn, 1852; Kleine Schriften. 5 vols. Bonn: E. Weber, 1844-1867 and vol. 5, Elberfeld: R. L. Friedrichs; Zum verzeichniss der alten künstler. Frankfurt a.M.: s.n., 1848; Das Akademische kunstmuseum zu Bonn. Bonn: E. Weber, 1827; Die Borstellungen der Giebelfelder und Metopen an dem Tempel zu Delphi. s.l.:s.n, 18?? (Harvard University copy).
Sources
Archäologenbildnisse: Porträts und Kurzbiographien von Klassichen Archäologen deutscher Sprache. Reinhard Lullies, ed. Mainz am Rhein: Verlag Philipp von Zabern, 1988: 18-19; Friedrich Gottlieb Welcker: Werk und Wirkung. Calder, William M., ed. Stuttgart: F. Steiner Verlag Wiesbaden, 1986; Calder, William, III. "Friedrich Welcker." Encyclopedia of the History of Classical Archaeology. Nancy Thomson de Grummond, ed. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1996, p. 1189.