The New International Encyclopædia/Canon, Johann

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CANON, kä′nō̇n, Johann (properly Johann von Straschiripka) (1829-85). An Austrian painter, born in Vienna. He became an officer of cuirassiers in the Austrian Army, and subsequently, having gained some success with pictures executed largely under the influence of Rahl, traveled in England, France, Italy, and the Orient. His works include genre pictures, historical pieces, and portraits—the latter in a largeness of manner reminiscent of Rubens or Van Dyck. Energetic in drawing, and skillful in effects of light and shade, he nevertheless lacks originality. Of his works, may be mentioned “Cromwell Beside the Corpse of Charles I.,” “The Treasure-Digger,” and “The Flamingo Hunt.”