The New International Encyclopædia/Engerth, Eduard von

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The New International Encyclopædia
Engerth, Eduard von
Edition of 1905. See also Eduard von Engerth on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

ENGERTH, ĕng'ẽrt, Eduard von (1818-97). An Austrian historical portrait painter. He was born at Pless, Prussian Silesia, and studied under Kunelwieser at the Vienna Academy, where, in 1845, he obtained the grand prize and the imperial stipend attached to it. In 1854 he was appointed director of the Prague Academy; in 1865, professor at the Vienna Academy; in 1871, director of the Belvedere Gallery, and in 1874 rector of the Academy. His most celebrated picture is entitled “Seizure of King Manfred's Family After the Battle of Benevento” (Art Museum, Vienna). The painting entitled “The Victory of Prince Eugene at Zenta” is also highly esteemed.