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John Whetten Ehninger
was a United States
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He graduated from Columbia University
Columbia University in the City of New York is a private, Ivy League university in Manhattan, New York City. Columbia is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of New York, the fifth oldest in the United States, and one of the country's nine Colonial Colleges founded before the...
in 1847. He was a pupil of Couture
Thomas Couture was an influential French history painter and teacher. Couture taught such later luminaries of the art world as Édouard Manet, Henri Fantin-Latour, John La Farge, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, Karel Javůrek, and J-N Sylvestre.-Life:He was born at Senlis, Oise, France...
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1848-1849, and afterward studied at Düsseldorf and other art centres 1851-1852.
Among his paintings, which include landscape and figure subjects, are:
- “Peter Stuyvesant
Peter Stuyvesant , served as the last Dutch Director-General of the colony of New Netherland from 1647 until it was ceded provisionally to the English in 1664, after which it was renamed New York...
- “Autumn Landscape” (1867)
- “Monk” (1871)
- “Vintage in the Valtella” (1877)
- “Twilight from the Bridge of Pau” (1878)
- “Death and the Gambler” (Saratoga, 1895)
- “New England Farmyard”
- “Yankee Peddler”
- “Love me, Love my Horse”
- “The Foray”
- “The Sword”
- “Lady Jane Grey”
- “Christ Healing the Sick”
He was a clever and versatile draftsman and is perhaps best known for his illustrations of Longfellow's
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was an American poet and educator whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride", The Song of Hiawatha, and Evangeline...
(1858) and Irving's
Washington Irving was an American author, essayist, biographer and historian of the early 19th century. He was best known for his short stories "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle", both of which appear in his book The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. His historical works...
and Ye Legend of St. Gwendolyn
(1867). The drawings for the latter were considered so delicate that they were reproduced by photography — an unusual method in that day.