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

RIEPENHAUSEN, rē'pen-hou'zen, Franz (1786-1831) and Johannes (1789-1860). German painters and engravers, born at Göttingen, sons and pupils of Ernst Ludwig Riepenhausen (1765-1840, favorably known through his engravings after Hogarth). In 1804 they studied under Tischbein at the Academy in Cassel, then in Dresden, and in 1807 went in Tieck's company to Rome, where they settled permanently and devoted themselves chiefly to the study of Raphael's works. Besides many religious paintings they produced conjointly the “Glorification of Raphael,” and for the Guelph Hall at Hanover “Henry the Lion Protecting Frederick Barbarossa Against the Romans.” They also collaborated in drawings to Goethe's Faust, in episodes from the life of Charlemagne, in 14 etchings, illustrating the “Life and Death of Saint Genevieve” (1806), a Geschichte der Malerei in Italien, with 24 outline drawings after Italian masters before Perugino (1810), and a series of drawings after the paintings of Polygnotus at Delphi, according to Pausanias. After the death of Franz, Johannes published a “Vita di Raffaello” in 14 plates, for which they had composed the drawings together, and also executed several large paintings such as “Raphael's Death” (1836), “Destruction of the Cenei Family” (1839), and others. Consult Andresen, Die deutschen Maler-Radirer des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts (Leipzig, 1872).