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Heinrich Dreber

1822 Dresden – 1875 Anticoli di Campagna

Heinrich Dreber, also known as Franz-Dreber, began his studies under Adrian Ludwig Richter at the Dresden Academy in 1836. Blessed with a small inheritance from his great-grandmother, Dreber set off in June 1843 on his journey to Italy, from which he was never to return home. In Rome the artist initially joined the circle around Johann Christian Reinhart and thereafter lived a somewhat secluded life. Dreber’s sojourns in the Roman Campagna, the Alban Hills and the Sabine Mountains were a major source of artistic inspiration, especially in the villages of Subiaco and Olevano, where the artist spent the summer months of 1847 and 1848.