The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Petter, Anton

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2630560The American Cyclopædia — Petter, Anton

PETTER, Anton, a German painter, born in Vienna, April 12, 1783, died there in 1858. He visited Rome in 1808, and won several prizes at the academy of Vienna, to which he was admitted in 1814 in reward for his “Meleager murdered by his Mother in the Arms of his Wife.” In 1820 he became professor, and in 1828 director of that institution. Among his best works are the “Meeting of Maximilian with his Bride, Mary of Burgundy,” “Rudolph of Hapsburg,” “Queen Joan beside the Coffin of her Husband Philip,” and “Charles V. visiting his Prisoner, Francis I.”