Wächter, Eberhard von

BORN 28 Feb 1762, Balingen, Baden-Württemberg - DIED 14 Aug 1852, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg
GRAVE LOCATION Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg: Hoppenlau-friedhof

Painter of German classicism. Wächter studied in Paris under J.B. Regnault, J.L. David and A.J. Gros. He continued his studies in Rome around 1792, where he became a catholic. He was influenced by the work of his friend the Danish painter Amus Jakob Carsten (1754-1798), who had arrived in Rome about the same time.

The invasion of the Napoleonic troops in 1798 forced him to leave Rome and since at that time there was no place for a catholic in Stuttgart he moved to Vienna.

In Vienna he worked as an illustrator and his drawings were engraved by Rahl and Leybold. He was a founding member of the Brotherhood of St. Luke. He was finally able to return to Stuttgart and there he continued his career. Wächter was a major influence for the Nazarenes in Rome.

Work: "The Grieving Job and His Friends".

Related persons
• was pupil to David, Jacques-Louis
• was pupil to Gros, Antoine-Jean


The grave of Eberhard von Wächter at the Hoppenlau Friedhof, Stuttgart.
Picture by Androom (31 Jan 2007)


Baedeker's Stuttgart, Automobile Association, 1987

Waddell, John

Published: 29 Feb 2008
Last update: 26 Jan 2022