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The New International Encyclopædia
Overbeck, Johannes Adolf
Edition of 1905. See also Johannes Overbeck on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

OVERBECK, Johannes Adolf (1826-95). A German archæologist and art-historian; nephew of Friedrich Overbeck, the painter. He was born at Antwerp, and studied at Bonn, where he was privat-docent from 1850 to 1853. From the latter year until his death he was professor of archæology and director of the archæological museum at Leipzig. His publications include: Kunstarchäologische Vorlesungen (1853); Pompeji in seinen Gebäuden, Altertümern and Kunstwerken (1855); Die Geschichte der griechischen Plastik (1857-58; 4th ed. 1894); Die antiken Schriftquellen zur Geschichte der bildenden Künste bei den Griechen (1868); and Griechische Kunstmythologie (1871-89).