Category:Lithographs by Rudolf Hoffmann

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Rudolf Hoffmann (1820–1882) was a lithographer who worked in Vienna, Austria in the mid 1800s.[1][2] Hoffmann signed his lithographs as "Rud. Hoffmann". His full name is given as "Rudolph Hoffmann" in some references from his period,[1] but in at least one folio containing his work his first name was spelled "Rudolf".[3]

His works include a series of 100 lithographic portraits of "distinguished natural scientists" of the middle 1800s which are often reproduced. The portraits were based on photographs of the scientists. These were collected in a folio volume: Lenoir, George André () (in german) Gallerie ausgezeichneter Naturforscher, Vienna, Austria OCLC: 46724612. .

One of his lithographs, Venetianische Ständchen (1857), is listed in the collection of the British Museum. It was based on a painting by Franz Pitner (1826 - 1892), and included in a folio album entitled Wiener Kūnstler (Viennese Artists).[3] One copy of his lithographic portrait of George Washington (undated) is in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston;[4] it was based on a painting by Gilbert Stuart, and was included in a folio volume published in Vienna by Paterno.[1]


  1. a b c von Wurzbach, Constantin (1863). "Rudolph Hoffmann", Biographisches Lexikon des Kaiserthums Oesterreich, Band 9, 175. In German.
  2. Little has been published about Hoffmann's personal life. His birth and death years are noted in a listing from the Universität Potsdam: Portraitgalerie Alexander von Humboldt (in German). Retrieved on 2013-01-30. This webpage contains a link to a reproduction of Hoffmann's portrait of Alexander von Humboldt that is in the collection of the Wellcome Library; see Wellcome Images. Wellcome Library., reference number ICV No 3130.
  3. a b Venetianische Ständchen / Wiener Künstler album. The British Museum. Retrieved on 2013-01-30. Registration number 1859,0611.82 .
  4. Washington - Rudolph Hoffmann. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Retrieved on 2013-01-30. Accession number M12843.

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