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Battle of the Tritons

A work made of etching on paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of etching on paper.

Date:

1763

Artist:

Christian Wilhelm Ernst Dietrich
German, 1712-1774

About this artwork

In 1763, Dietrich was appointed professor of landscape painting at the newly founded Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Dresden and became Director of the Kunstschule at the porcelain manufactory in Meissen. Confident after these appointments, Dietrich took a more original approach to his work, refraining from copying the styles of other artists. In this freely etched plate, one can see the style of Dietrich’s direct hand.

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Artist

Christian Wilhelm Ernst Dietrich

Title

Battle of the Tritons

Origin

Germany

Date

Made 1763

Medium

Etching on paper

Dimensions

84 × 142 mm (plate); 87 × 145 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

The Wallace L. DeWolf and Joseph Brooks Fair Collections

Reference Number

1920.2133

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