The New International Encyclopædia/Horschelt, Theodor

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HORSCHELT, hôr′shĕlt, Theodor (1829-71). A German painter, born in Munich. He was a pupil of the Munich Academy and of Albrecht Adam. He began with studies of horses, and afterwards painted military pictures. Among these first is “The Poacher” (1850). He then went to Spain and Algiers, and afterwards took part in the Caucasian campaign of 1858-59, and made some of its episodes the subjects of his pictures, such as: “The Seizure of Shamyl,” “Taking of the Citadel on Mount Gunib,” and “Cossacks Returning from a Razzia.” His many water-colors of Spanish and Algerian scenes show the same vigor and spirit.