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date: 14 October 2019

Eckhardt familylocked

  • S. Träger

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German family of artists. Hieronymus Eckhardt the elder (d 1572) was master of the Freiberg masons’ and sculptors’ guild. His son Hieronymus Eckhardt the younger (d 5 April 1624) was the municipal mason of Freiberg. The sons of Hieronymus the younger included Uriel Eckhardt (1582–1612), who carved the tomb of Caspar von Schönberg the younger (d 1605) at St Mary’s, Sayda; Gabriel Eckhardt, who carved the font in the town church at Penig; Georg Eckhardt (c. 1590–1637), also a sculptor; and Ezechiel Eckhardt (bapt Freiberg, Saxony, 24 Feb 1595; traceable until 1664). Ezechiel trained in his father’s workshop in Freiberg, where he worked until 1623, when he moved to Dresden, acquiring civic rights in the same year.

Under Elector John-George I of Saxony (reg 1611–56) Eckhardt undertook alterations and improvements to various palaces and fortifications in Saxony. In ...

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U. Thieme and F. Becker, eds: Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart, 37 vols (Leipzig, 1907–50) [see also Meissner above]