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Joseph Darbes

 (1747 - 1810)
Joseph Darbes was active/lived in Germany.  Joseph Darbes is known for painting.

Biography   Joseph Darbes

Joseph Darbes was born in Hamburg in 1747.  In 1759, he attended the academic art school in Copenhagen.  His teachers were Johann Martin Preißler and Carl Gustav Pilo.  Darbes continued his education in St.Petersburg under Vigilius Erichsen in 1768.  This was followed by travels to Germany, Holland and France. 

His sitters include Catherine II., Later Empress Maria Fedorovna and the mathematician Leonhard Euler as well as Johann Wolfgang Goethe.  In 1785 Darbes went to Berlin, where he made the acquaintance of Daniel Chodowiecki and Anton Graff.

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