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Heinrich Adam

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Portrait of Adam by Arthur von Ramberg, 1848

Heinrich Adam (1787 – 15 February 1862) was a German painter.


Heinrich Adam, a brother of Albrecht Adam, was born in Nördlingen in 1787. He studied painting in Augsburg and Munich, and distinguished himself as a painter of landscapes and as an engraver. In 1811 he stayed with Albrecht at Lake Como, and painted in watercolours. He also engraved six hunting-pieces, after his brother Albrecht, at Milan, in 1813.[1]

Subsequently, he painted landscapes and views of towns, which are executed with great accuracy.[1] His Das neue München mit den Bauten König Ludwigs I. (1839), a view in oils of the Max-Josephs-Platz, surrounded by 14 smaller pictures of new buildings in Munich, mounted together in one frame, is in the collection of the Munich Stadtmuseum.[2] A set of watercolours in a similar format is in the Metropolitan Museum in New York.[3]

He died in Munich in 1862.[1]

The Isar tower, 1834

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  1. ^ a b c Bryan
  2. ^ "Das neue München mit den Bauten König Ludwigs I. (1839)". Haus der Bayerischen Geschichte. Retrieved 15 October 2012.
  3. ^ "Fifteen Architectural Subjects: Views of Munich". The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Retrieved 15 October 2012.


  • Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainBryan, Michael (1886). "Adam, Heinrich". In Graves, Robert Edmund (ed.). Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers (A–K). Vol. I (3rd ed.). London: George Bell & Sons.