August Dankworth (painter)

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The Jacobs merchant family in 1852

August Wilhelm Dankworth (born September 12, 1813 in Braunschweig , † August 19, 1854 in Munich ) was a German painter, draftsman and lithographer.


Dankworth was the son of the Brunswick Commissair Dankworth. He attended a grammar school until 1831 in order to be able to study theology afterwards, but he decided instead to paint and studied from Easter 1831 to Michaelis 1832 at the Collegium Carolinum (matriculation number 2284) and went to Munich in December 1832. Here he studied from January 4, 1834 at the Royal Academy of Arts in Munich . He then returned to his hometown to practice this art. In 1842 he was employed as a drawing teacher at the Celle grammar school. After that he worked mainly as a portrait painter in Celle, also engaged in genre, animal and landscape painting. Dankworth married Clara Elisabeth Hardegen. He illustrated books with lithographs and also created lithographic portraits.

Illustrated books


Web links

Commons : August Wilhelm Dankworth  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Easter 1831 . In: Peter Düsterdieck (Ed.): Matriculation of the Collegium Carolinum and the Technical University Carolo-Wilhelmina in Braunschweig, 1745–1900 (=  publications of the Historical Commission for Lower Saxony and Bremen . Volume 9 , Section 5). A. Lax, Hildesheim 1983, ISBN 3-7848-2115-4 ( [PDF]).
  2. ^ Dankworth, August Wilhelm. In: Franz Kössler: Personal dictionary of teachers of the 19th century. Professional biographies from school annual reports and school programs 1825–1918. Volume: Daase – Dzialas. Giessen University Library 2008 (PDF, ).