The New International Encyclopædia/Achen, Johann

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ACHEN, äG'en, or ACKEN, äk'en, Johann or Hans von (1552-1615). A German painter. He was born at Cologne, studied there and under Kaspar Rems at Venice, and in 1590 entered the service of the Bavarian court. At the invitation of the Emperor, Rudolph II., he afterward went to Prague. His style is formal but skillful. His works include a “Crucifixion” (in the Protestant church, Cologne), an “Entombment” (in the cathedral of Bonn), “St. Mary and Carthusian Monk,” “Portrait of Burgomaster Broelman,” “Christ Raising the Widow's Son,” and “Truth Victorious Under Protection of Justice.”