Christian Scherer

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Christian Scherer, photo (around 1910)

Christian Heinrich Scherer (born August 24, 1859 in Cassel , † August 15, 1935 in Braunschweig ) was a German art historian .


Christian Scherer first studied classical archeology and art history at the University of Berlin from 1881 . In 1885 he received his doctorate in Göttingen with a dissertation on the statues of the ancient Olympic champions . He then worked as a volunteer at the Berlin Antiquarium . From 1888 he was an assistant official and from 1895 to 1924 finally museum inspector at the ducal museum in Braunschweig.

He worked on Roscher's Detailed Lexicon of Greek and Roman Mythology and the General Lexicon of Fine Artists from Antiquity to the Present .

His daughter Mechthild (born August 23, 1897 in Braunschweig) also studied art history and received her doctorate in 1922 at the University of Freiburg under Hans Jantzen . She became head of the State Image Office in Berlin .

Fonts (selection)

  • De Olympionicarum statuis. Dissertation. Dieterich, Göttingen 1885.
  • Technology and history of the inlay. Weigel, Leipzig 1891.
  • The porcelain collection of Wilhelmsthal Palace near Kassel . Freyschmidt, Kassel 1892.
  • Studies on ivory sculpture from the Baroque period. Heitz, Strasbourg 1897 ( digitized ).
  • Ivory sculpture since the Renaissance. Seemann, Leipzig 1903 ( digitized version ).
  • The Fürstenberg porcelain. Reimer, Berlin 1909.
  • Braunschweig faience. Directory of the Braunschweig faience collection in the Braunschweig Municipal Museum. Appelhans, Braunschweig 1929 ( digitized version ).
  • The Brunswick ivory collection. Catalog of the ivory sculptures in the Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum in Braunschweig. Hiersemann, Leipzig 1931 ( digitized version ).


Web links

Individual evidence

  1. The sculptor Georg Röttger and his circle. A contribution to the sculpture of the late Renaissance in Braunschweig . Dissertation Freiburg 1922 (with curriculum vitae).
  2. ^ Albert Renger Patzsch. Architecture in the Photographer's Eye, 1897–1966 . Central Institute for Art History, Munich 1997, ISBN 3-9806071-0-0 , p. 20.