Wilhelm Camphausen

14 03 2015

Wilhelm Camphausen, German painter, was born and died at Düsseldorf, and studied under Alfred Rethel and Friedrich Wilhelm Schadow. 1818 to 1885. These paintings are almost all from the imagination. With no photography, the accounts of battles must have been written/oral accounts and the artist made up the rest. Or as in Camphausen’s case he accompanied the troops and made sketches of the battle from a nearby hillside.




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