School of Art

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School of Art
Aberystwyth University
Buarth Mawr
SY23 1NG

Tel: +44 (0)1970 622460

Fax: +44 (0)1970 622461


Display artist/maker:

Johann Baptist Zwecker

Born: 1814, Germany   Died: 1876

Painter and illustrator. Studied art in Düsseldorf and Frankfurt before moving to London, c.1860, where he established a studio with the wildlife artist Josef Wolf (1820-1899). He illustrated numerous children's books including Hans Christian Andersen's 'The Ice Maiden' (Richard Bentley, 1863), and 'Good Words for the Young'. A friend of George Powell, Zwecker provided the illustrations, mainly after Powell's designs, for Powell and Eirikur Magnusson's 'Legends of Iceland', (Richard Bentley, 1864-66). His magnum opus was his wildlife illustrations for Rev. John George Wood's 'Popular Natural History', published in three volumes by Routledge in 1871. He also worked on William Charles Baldwin's 'African Hunting and Adventure...' and collaborated with Durand in illustrating Samuel Baker's 'Ismailia' (Macmillan, 1874)

Objects in the collections associated with this artist/maker

A Laplander's Song PL4953 Prints1860s

A Russian Fabulist PL4954 Prints1860s

A Russian Fabulist PL4955 Prints1860s

A Russian Fabulist PL4956 Prints1860s

An Hour with a Snake Charmer PL4951 Prints1860s

Evening at an African Stream PL4949 Prints1860s

Rambles of Tom Bainbridge PL4946 Prints1860s

Rambles of Tom Bainbridge PL4947 Prints1860s

Rambles of Tom Bainbridge PL4948 Prints1860s

Random Fables from Krilof PL4957 Prints1860s

The Fountain Kloof PL4950 Prints1860s

Boy on the Back of a Dragonfly WD457 WaterColourOrDrawings

In Mid Combat WD455 WaterColourOrDrawings

Prince and Princess WD458 WaterColourOrDrawings

The Boar Hunt WD454 WaterColourOrDrawings

The Chord of Death WD686 WaterColourOrDrawings

The Nautilus [or A Dream in Fever] WD485 WaterColourOrDrawings

The Secret of the Desolation WD460 WaterColourOrDrawings

The Troll WD459 WaterColourOrDrawings