1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Sandrart, Joachim von

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SANDRART, JOACHIM VON (1606–1688), German art historian and painter, was born at Frankfort, and after studying in Germany, Holland and England, went in 1627 to Italy, where he became famous as a portrait-painter. He subsequently revisited Holland and then settled in Nuremberg, where he died. His “Peace-Banquet, 1649” is in the town hall there. He is best known as the author of books on art, some of them in Latin, and especially for his historical work, the Deutsche Akademie (1675–1679), of which there is a modern edition by Sponsel (1896).