Hanfstaengl, Franz Seraph von

LITHOGRAPHER, PHOTOGRAPHER, ART DEALER (BAVARIA)
BORN 24 Mar 1804, Baiernrain, Bayern - DIED 18 Apr 1877, München
GRAVE LOCATION München, Bayern: Alte Südfriedhof, Thalkirchnerstrasse (02-07-37)

Franz Hanfstaengl received a drawing and lithography education and was in contact with Alois Senefelder before he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich from 1819 to 1825. His portrait lithograhies earned him the nickname 'Count Litho'.

In 1833 he started his own business, to which he added an art printing shop (1844) and a photographic workshop (1853). He reproduced many paintings from the collections of Dresden and Munich. As court photographer he portrayed king Ludwig II, Otto von Bismarck, Franz Liszt and the Empress Elisabeth of Austria. He married Franziska Wegmeier (1809-1860). Their son Edgar was also a photographer.

Related persons
• photographed Elisabeth von Bayern, Kaiserin von Österreich
• photographed Liszt, Franz
• knew Senefelder, Aloys

Sources
Wikipedia (English)
• Hufnagel, Max Joseph, Berühmte Tote im Südlichen Friedhof zu München, Zeke Verlag, Würzburg, 1983
Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909

Images

The grave of Franz von Hanfstaengl at the Alte Südfriedhof, Munich.
Picture by Androom (04 Jan 1997)

 


Hanka, Václav

Published: 9 Nov 2008
Last update: 9 Nov 2008