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Baron Alexander von Humboldt (1769–1859)  1859

by Julius Schrader

Notes: [br]The sitter was a renowned German naturalist and explorer. Humboldt himself chose the mountains of Chimborazo and Cotopaxi in Ecuador as the background of this picture. Apparently, Schrader received Humboldt portrait commissions from both William Aufermann and Albert Havemeyer and executed two, nearly identical paintings. There is some confusion as to which came ...
Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art