Paul Emil JACOBS (1802-1866) ✿

Paul Emil Jacobs (1802-1866) was a German painter, noted for Orientalist themes and portraits.
Jacobs, son of the philologist Frederick Jacobs, received his art training at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts and first became known for his painting of Mercury and Argus (from Classical mythology).

In 1836 he made a series of historical paintings at the Welfenschloss in Hannover. His image of Scheherezade from Arabian Nights is noted for its light effects. The famous Ali Pasha was depicted by Jacobs in a moment of relaxed with his favorite mistress (or wife) Kira Vassiliki. Jacobs was also a portrait painter. Lithographed portraits by him include those of Goethe, Karl Gottlieb Bretschneider and Döring. In 1844, Jacobs created the monumental altarpiece "Calvary", for St. Augustine's Church in Gotha.

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