Wilhelm von Bode

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November 28, 2021

Wilhelm von Bode (Calvörde, December 10, 1845 - Berlin, March 1, 1929) is a Prussian art historian.

Scientific career

From 1872 he worked in the museums of Berlin: From 1880 he was director of the Gemäldegalerie, He founded the Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum in 1904, From 1906 to 1920, he was director general of the state art collections in Berlin.

His most important works

His studies on the Italian Renaissance, as well as on Dutch and Dutch painting, are significant. His study Rembrandt et al. Other important works: Geschichte der deutschen Plastik (1885) Italienische Bildhaurer der Renaissance (1887) Rembrandt 1-8. (With C. Hofstede de Groott, 1897-1906) Fiorentiner Bildhaurer der Renaissance (1902) The Master of the Dutch and Flemish Malerschulen (1917) Mein Leben (curriculum vitae 1-2, 1930)

His works published in Hungarian

Rembrandt and the XVII. century Dutch masters; ford., ed. János Eisler; TKK, Debrecen, 2006

Memory

The Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum he founded is now named after him (Bode Museum)

Notes

Resources

Hungarian Grand Lexicon IV. (Bik – Bz). Editor-in-Chief. László Élesztős, Sándor Rostás. Budapest: Akadémiai. 1995. p. 178. ISBN 963-05-6928-0 Wilhelm von Bode: Rembrandt and the XVII. century Dutch masters (ed. János Eisler). Tóth Könyvkereskedés és Kiadó Kft., Debrecen. ISBN 978-963-5965-71-7, (in the catalogs with a formally incorrect ISBN) ISBN 963 5965 71 7

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