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Christian Gottfried Schultze

(1749–1819, Dresden)

Christian Gottlieb Schultze was trained at the Dresden Academy, where, according to Nagler, he “made the most feli­citous progress”. In 1772, having been granted a royal stipend, he went to Paris where he made the acquaintance of Jacques Philippe Lebas and Augustin de Saint Aubin. No less a figure than Pompeo Batoni tried to persuade the talented artist to accept a post in Rome. After spending ten years in Paris, Schultze finally returned to his native city to take up an appointment as engraver to the Saxon court.