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Johann Elias Haid

1739 Augsburg 1809

Son of Ridinger’s pupil Johann Jacob, his given name Johann Elias suggests just Ridinger as godfather whose offices as assessor to the marriage court and director of the academy (1788) he held himself later. Like his father working especially in mezzotint and also continuing his publishing house, he undertook travels to Venice and the Low Contries and “obtained orders … from Northern Germany to Switzerland

“ The faithful rendering of numerous portraits of contemporaries and local celebrities from original paintings as well as the heritage of rare composition in engraving make his work precious to us ”

(Paul Markthaler in Thieme-Becker XV [1922], 482 f.).


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