The New International Encyclopædia/Oehme, Erwin

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OEHME, ẽ'me, Erwin (1831—). A German landscape and genre painter, born in Dresden. He was a son and pupil of the landscape painter Ernst F. Oehme (1797-1855), and also pupil of Ludwig Richter and of the Dresden Academy, but formed his style mainly by studying nature on his travels through Germany, Switzerland, France, and England. A fine specimen of his landscapes is the “Stone Quarry in Saxon Switzerland” (1860, Dresden Gallery). In 1877 he executed in the banquet hall of the Albrechtsburg at Meissen three mural paintings representing the “Rape of the Saxon Princes in 1415,” and in 1887-89 a picture in heroic size of the “Declaration of Venezuela's Independence by Bolivar,” for the House of Parliament at Caracas. He also did excellent decorative work, especially in imitation of old Gobelins for several royal palaces.