The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Ramberg, Johann Heinrich

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RAMBERG, räm'bĕrg, Johann Heinrich, German artist: b. Hanover, 1763; d. there, 6 July 1840. He first showed his talent by drawings of scenes in the Harz Mountains. These became known to George III, king of England, his sovereign, as Elector of Hanover, who induced him to go to London, where he provided for him. He remained there nine years, and perfected himself under Reynolds. In 1788 the king sent him to Italy, whence he returned to Hanover where he was appointed painter to the court. He distinguished himself particularly in humorous drawings; as in his illustrations to ‘Reineke Fuchs’ and ‘Eulenspiegel.’ The drawings in the magnificent edition of Wieland's works are all by him; some he etched himself.