Wilhelm Gottlief Tilesius von Tilenau
(1769 - 1857)
Wilhelm Gottlief Tilesius von Tilenau was active/lived in California / Germany. Wilhelm Gottlief von Tilenau is known for expedition artist-San Francisco, 1806.
Biography Wilhelm Gottlief Tilesius von Tilenau
An expedition artist, Wilhelm Gottlief Tilesius von Tilenau traveled
with the George Heinrich von Langsdorff (1773-1852) of the Rezanov Expedition from Russia to California as
the illustrator. In 1806, they were in San Francisco, and
drawings by von Tilenau were used by Von Langsdorff as engravings in
his book, Observations On a Journey Around the World, published in Frankfurt Germany in 1812.
One of the sketches he did in California from that voyage was Dance of
the Indians at the Mission of St. Joseph in New California.
Edan Hughes, Artists in California, 1786-1940
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