The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Werner, Anton von
WERNER, Anton von, a German painter, born in Frankfort-on-the-Oder, May 9, 1843. He studied at the Berlin academy and under Adolph Schröder in Carlsruhe, whose daughter he married. His “Luther before Cajetan” (1865) and “Conradin of Hohenstaufen and Frederick of Baden hearing the Sentence of Death” (1866) won a prize and gave him the means of studying abroad. In 1870 he completed for the Kiel gymnasium “Luther before the Diet of Worms” and “The National Uprising of 1813.” At the recommendation of the grand duke of Baden he was invited to the German headquarters in France. In 1873 he was commissioned by the emperor to execute the large fresco for the triumphal column in the Königsplatz, Berlin, which commemorates victories in the Schleswig-Holstein, Austrian, and Franco-German wars.