Korn Heinrich, von, 1829-1907 /  ,   - Breslau

Carl Bantzer, "Heinrich von Korn"

Heinrich von Korn (1829-1907)

Heinrich von Korn was born into a renowned family of publishers in Breslau. He actively participated in the public life of the city and belonged to numerous associations. He was among the initiators and founders of the Museum of Silesian Antiquities. He supported the Silesian Museum of Fine Arts in Breslau with generous donations from his own collection, e.g. works by Adolph von Menzel and Marten van Heemskerk. In 1892 he financed the purchase of a building in which the Silesian Museum of Arts and Crafts and Antiquities was arranged later.

Description of the collection:

The collection of Heinrich von Korn contained works both of Old Masters (e.g. the aforementioned Marten van Heemskerk), and contemporary artists: Anton von Werner and Arnold Böcklin. The latter received in 1882 a commission from von Korn for a depiction of the personifications of poetry and of painting. The canvas was later exhibited over the fireplace in the salon of the von Korn family palace in Schweidnitzerstrasse.

Categories of works of art in this collection: Painting (4)

Muzea sztuki w dawnym Wrocławiu, Piotr Łukaszewicz (ed.), Wrocław 1998

Localization: Breslau (Wrocław) - Schweidnitzerstrasse 47-48 (ul. Świdnicka, the building no longer exists)
Authors of this entry:
  • Magdalena Palica
Published on: 03 / 12 / 2009
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