The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Kobell, Wilhelm von

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KOBELL, Wilhelm von, German painter and etcher: b. Mannheim, 6 April 1766; d. Munich, 15 July 1855. He worked under his father, Ferdinand (q.v.), then studied the works in the galleries of Mannheim and Düsseldorf, especially those of Wouvermann, which he copied. He gained a reputation through clever work on battle scenes and horses, as well as very fine etchings and aquatints, the latter especially. His favorite subjects were landscapes and life studies of the Dutch. His works are displayed in the Pinakothek at Munich and in the galleries of Frankfort, Schliessheim, Darmstadt, Stuttgart, etc. In the banquet hall of the Munich Festsaalhau is his cycle of battle scenes. Consult Kobell, Luise von, ‘Unter den vier Königen Bayerns’ (Munich 1894).