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Heinrich von Rustige

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Heinrich von Rustige

Heinrich Franz Gaudenz von Rustige (12 April 1810, Werl - 15 January 1900, Stuttgart) was a German painter specializing in historical subjects and genres.


Heinrich von Rustige The Castle Ferry Heinrich von Rustige as art print or hand painted

Life and work

Beginning in 1828, he was a student of Wilhelm von Schadow at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. In 1836, he moved to Frankfurt, where he became a teacher at the Städel Institute. He undertook study trips to Vienna, Dresden, Berlin, France and England. By 1845 he was at the State Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Stuttgart and an Inspector at the Württemberg Staatsgalerie. He gave up teaching in 1887. The largest collection of his paintings is in the Municipal Museum in Werl.


Rustige is also known as a poet. A volume of lyrical poems in 1845 was followed by the historical verse dramas "Filippo Lippi" (1851), "Attila" (1853), "Konrad Widerhold" (1856) and "Eberhard im Bart" (1863). "Kaiser Ludwig, der Baier" (1860) has been reprinted by the Nabu Press (2012). He wrote a popular military song, "Deutscher Marsch," set to music by Kücken.

Major works

  • "Die Überschwemmung" (The Flood, National Gallery, Berlin)
  • "Herzog Alba im Schloss zu Rudolstadt" (The Duke of Alva in the Castle of Rudolstadt, Galerie zu Stuttgart)
  • "Überführung der Leiche Kaiser Ottos III nach Deutschland" (The Transfer of Emperor Otto III's Body to Germany, Municipal Museum Werl)
  • "Friedrich II und sein Hof in Palermo" (Frederick II and his Court in Palermo, Municipal Museum Werl)
  • Honors

  • 1867: Awarded the Knight's Cross, First Class of the Order of the Crown (Württemberg), which conferred a title of nobility.
  • 1890: Made an Honorary Citizen of Werl.
  • References

    Heinrich von Rustige Wikipedia

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