Dictionary of Artists


To meet the requirement of scholars, art dealers, collectors or simple amateurs of having a quick and effective tool at their disposal to satisfy the various exigencies connected with the world of art, first of all the in-depth analysis of the work of painters, sculptors, engravers, photographers, etc., the "Dictionary of artists" puts itself up as an annotated list of names, sometimes accompanied, if marked by an asterisk, by a biography and by some signature examples.

Each artist is matched with a series of index cards regarding the works registered in the Data Bank of the Matteucci Institute, which can be issued on request.

The biographies are taken from the Dizionario degli artisti edited by Cristina Bonagura, integral part of the work Pittori & pittura dell'Ottocento italiano (1996-1997), coordinated by Giuliano Matteucci with the cooperation of Paul Nicholls and realized by the Redazioni Grandi Opere of the "Istituto Geografico De Agostini", to whom the Matteucci Institute expresses its sincere thanks for authorizing the circulation of the texts on line.


Wider Wilhelm*

Stepenitz (Germania) 1818 - Berlino (Germania) 1884
Formatosi all’Accademia di Berlino, viaggiò in Europa prima di stabilirsi a Roma dal 1850 al 1873. Prese parte attiva alla vita artistica della città e presiedette il Circolo degli artisti tedeschi (1867-1870). Espose alle mostre della Società Amatori e Cultori ritratti, scene di costumi romani e paesaggi (1851, Un giovane contadino reca la sua sposa in braccio, Pastorelli, Una giovanetta venditrice di arancie; 1856, Una veduta del Campidoglio, Un ritratto di dama, Scena di Carnevale in Roma, L'ultima scena di Carnevale in Roma). Sue opere sono conservate nei musei tedeschi (Fanny Lewald, Messa nella chiesa dell'Aracoeli, Berlino, Nationalgalerie).
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