Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary

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Wagner, Johann Martin von
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German artist, art agent and archaeologist. Born Würzburg 24. 6. 1777, died Rome 8. 8. 1858. 1797–1802 trained at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Vienna; 1803/04 further study in Paris. 1804 appointed to teach advanced draughtsmanship at the Univ. of Würzburg; immediately moved to Rome, initially on a scholarship from the Univ. of Würzburg, then from 1810 as art agent to the Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig. Ennobled 1829.

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The son of the Würzburg court sculptor Johann Peter W., W. entered his…

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Sinn, Ulrich, “Wagner, Johann Martin von”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2014). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften: Biographisches Lexikon. Herausgegeven von Peter Kuhlmann und Helmuth Schneider. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 6. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2012). Consulted online on 25 March 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00737>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209



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