Engerth, Eduard Ritter von#
b. Pszczyna, Poland (then Pless), May 13, 1818, d. Semmering (Lower Austria), July 28, 1897, portrait and historical painter; brother of mechanical engineer Baron Wilhelm von Engerth. From 1854 director of the Academy in Prague, also worked on the frescoes in the Altlerchenfeld Church in Vienna, 1865 professor at the Academy in Vienna, from 1871 director of the imperial painting gallery in Belvedere Palace. began with a Romantic style and was influenced by the Nazarenes, E.'s later works, however, tended more towards realistic painting.
Literature#R. Engerth, E. R. v. E., doctoral thesis, Vienna 1986; R. Engerth, E. R. v. E. (1818-1897), 1994; E. v. E. 1818-1897, exhibition catalogue, Historisches Museum der Stadt Wien, 1997.