Abbéma, Wilhelm von
German, 19th century, male.
Born 15 January 1812, in Krefeld; died 8 November 1889, in Düsseldorf.
Painter, engraver (etching/burin).
At 18, he enrolled at the academy in Düsseldorf as a pupil of J. W. Schirmer. He spent three years studying drawing and painting, working especially on landscapes, but soon gave these up in favour of engraving. In this medium, he worked from his own drawings or those of artists such as Andreas Aschenbach, Lessing or Scheuren to produce landscapes and views of Germany. A noted picture by him is of ...