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  Liphart, Karl Eduard Baron von, also Carl

Date born:  1807

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Date died:  1891

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German baron and connoisseur; friend of museum director Gustav Waagen (q.v.).  Liphart and Waagen introduced Wilhelm von Bode (q.v.), later director of the Berlin museums, to the writing of Karl Rumohr (q.v.).  Together, Bode and  Liphart were responsible for may re-attributions.  In 1871, they independently recognized the similarities between etchings of Hercules Segers (c. 1589-c.1638) and a painting in the Ufizzi, establishing for the first time that Segers was a painter as well.  Liphart helped establish Franz von Lenbach (1836-1904) in Florence, where Liphart lived.

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Sources:  Kultermann, Udo. The History of Art History. New York: Abaris, 1993, pp. 139.

Bibliography:  Notice historique sur un tableau de Raphaël représentant Julien de Médicis, duc de Nemours. Paris: Imp. J. Claye, 1867; Portrait of Giuliano de' Medici, duc de Nemours, painted by Raphael Sanzio. Paris: C. Sedelmeyer, 1905.

[collection auction:] Catalog der Kupferstichsammlung des Herrn Karl Eduard von Liphart in Florenz: Versteigerung zu Leipzig. Leipzig: C. G. Boerner, 1876.