Schadow-Hasenclever, Sophie

BORN 6 Jan 1823, Berlin - DIED 10 May 1892
GRAVE LOCATION Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen: Golzheimer Friedhof, Fischerstrasse (Feld IVa)

Daughter of Wilhelm Friedrich von Schadow and Charlotte von Groschke. Her father became Director of the Academy of Art in Düsseldorf in 1826. She grew up among artists and Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy lived under their roof for a few years. Her father taught her painting and Wolfgang Müller von Königswinter (1816-1873) taught her poetry.

In 1845 she married the physician Richard Hasenclever, who was also an artist and a politician. Afther their children were born she remained in the background for twenty years, but she worked on poems and translations.

In later years she had a literary salon that was visited by Karl Immermann, Ferdinand Hiller and Robert and Clara Schumann. In the 1870s she started to publish. She translated works from the French and the Italian, among them a translation of Dante's "Commedia Divina" in 1890.

• Father: Schadow-Godenhaus, Wilhelm Friedrich von

Related persons
• knew Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix
• was painted by Schadow-Godenhaus, Wilhelm Friedrich von
• was visited by Schumann, Clara
• was visited by Schumann, Robert


The grave of Richard Hasenclever and Sophie Hasenclever-Schadow at the Golzheimer Friedhof in Düsseldorf.
Picture by Androom (05 Nov 2005)


Schaepman, Herman

Published: 01 Jan 2006
Last update: 18 Jan 2022