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Portrait of the architect and painter Ludwig Lange (1808-1868)
Salt print, from calotype negative
21,8 x 17,3 cm
Bassenge Photography Auctions
19th - 21st Century Photography, 5 June 2019, Lot: 4052
After studying Chemistry and Pharmacy, Alois Löcherer started to experiment with the talbotype. As of 1845 he began photographing professionally and his studio was one of the first in Munich. He made many portraits, as well as the casting and installation of the Bavaria statue. Among his students were Moritz Eduard Lotze, Franz Hanfstaengl and Joseph Albert.
The architect Ludwig Lange portrayed in this image began his training in 1823 under Georg August Lerch. From 1826 - 1830 he worked with Georg Moller and from 1830 - 1834 he studied with the landscape painter Carl Rottmann in Munich, with whom he made his first study trip to Greece in 1834. As of 1835 he taught at a high school in Athens and he was the consulting architect for King Otto I for public buildings. As of 1874 he was a professor for architecture at the Royal Academy of Arts in Munich.