Arthaber, Rudolf von#
b. Vienna, Sept. 4, 1795, d. Vienna, Dec. 9, 1867, manufacturer, wholesaler, art collector; 1819 took over his father´s textile business in Vienna, set up subsidiaries in Pest (Budapest), Milan and Rome and 1826 a trading company in Leipzig. 1837 co-founder of the Lower Austrian Craftsmen´s Association. Promoted the development of independent design in Vienna. As an art collector initiated the establishment of the Austrian Art Association in 1850. After his death his collection of paintings was auctioned.