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Johann Gottlieb Glume

1711-1778, Berlin

The painter, draughtsman and etcher, Johann Gottlieb Glume, son of the Berlin sculptor Johann Georg Glume and brother of Friedrich Christian Glume, likewise a sculptor, was trained in Berlin by Johann Harper and the Prussian court painter, Antoine Pesne, being regarded as the latter’s best pupil. His small, intimate etchings convey a vivid picture of bourgeois life in 18th century Berlin at the time of Frederick the Great. Soldan recorded a total of thirty etchings in his catalogue of the artist’s graphic works.They also testify to his engagement with the work of Joachim Martin Falbe, a portrait painter and peintre graveur also active in Berlin.