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Pettrich, Ferdinand 1798-1872

Works: 17 works in 20 publications in 3 languages and 127 library holdings
Genres: Portraits  Pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ferdinand Pettrich
Ferdinand F. A. Pettrich letters to Henry Wise by Ferdinand Pettrich( )
in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Three letters to the Governor of Virginia, Henry Wise, concerning a petition to Congress for a commission, and a bust of Wise done by Pettrich
Joel Roberts Poinsett letters from artists by Joel Roberts Poinsett( )
in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Letters to Poinsett from: John S. Cogdell (Dec. 20, 1824 and Aug. 29, 1834); Thomas Sully (5- Dec. 27, 1825 - Apr. 20, 1828); James Herring (Sept. 21, 1837); James B. Longacre (July 10, 1838); John B. White (Mar. 10, 1839 and Apr. 1844); George Catlin (c. 1839 and Nov. 24, 1839); Ferdinand Pettrich (Jan. 6, 1840); and John G. Chapman (Feb. 4, 1841). Also included are a letter to Pettrich from P. O'Neill (Jan. 1, 1840), and from Herring to James Lawrenson (Jan. 27, 1839)
Ferdinand Pettrich in America by Raymond L Stehle( Book )
1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
[Photographs of sculpture] ( Visual )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Folders contains photographs and information sheets related to sculptures signed or attributed to artists. Information may include the title of work, owner, medium, additional provenance, date, dimensions, and medium. Most photographs are black-and-white and of professional quality
Tecumseh Keokuk Black Hawk : Indianerbildnisse in Zeiten von Verträgen und Vertreibung ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
De uitgever meldt over deze publicatie: "The colonisation of the world by European powers led to the production of a wealth of images of the colonised cultures and peoples. Images of North American Indians play an important role in our visual culture. This publication illuminates how they are represented, as well as their political and historico-cultural background, based on the so-called 'Indian Museum' of the Dresden sculptor Ferdinand Pettrich (1798-1872). In the 1830s, Pettrich travelled to Washington and portrayed representatives of Indian tribes in 33 reliefs, statues, busts, and bozzetti made of terracotta-coloured plaster. These tribes were negotiating treaties with the US government about the future usage of the land. The portraits were created during a decisive phase of national history, when the US government's policy towards the Native Americans was becoming increasingly hostile and the young nation was striving for further expansion and a national identity, while the native inhabitants were fighting for their physical and cultural survival. Pettrich's oeuvre is an early example of the recurring motif of North American Indians in European and Euro-American art. The classically-influenced forms of these representations, the influence of the simultaneously emerging 'Indian painting', as well as the lasting fascination of the subject of 'Indians' are presented here, along with the political context of the era the works were created in."
La Deposizione di Cristo by Ferdinand Ruscheweyh( Visual )
and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
George Washington's Life Mask by Jean Antoine Houdon( Visual )
1 edition published in 1785 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
by Ferdinand Pettrich( )
1 edition published in 1839 in Undetermined and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Giving information about Houdon's life mask of Washington, now in the Pierpont Morgan Library
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Alternative Names
Ferdinand Pettrich
Pettrich, Ferdinand August
Pettrich, Ferdinand Friedrich August
Pettrich, Fernando Frederico Augusto
Pettrich, Frederick August Ferdinand
Pettrich, Friedr. Aug. Ferdinand
Pettrich, Friedrich August Ferdinand 1798-1872
English (10)
German (4)
Italian (1)