Christian von Mechel (4 April 1737 in Basel; † 11 April 1817 in Berlin) was a Swiss engraver, publisher and art dealer. He developed a broad trade in art, through business connections throughout northern and central Europe; although the French Revolutionary Wars ruined him financially, he started over in 1805 in Berlin.

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  • Christian von Mechel (* 4. April 1737 in Basel; † 11. April 1817 in Berlin) war ein Schweizer Kupferstecher, Stichverleger und Kunsthändler. (de)
  • Christian von Mechel est un graveur et éditeur suisse né à Bâle le 4 avril 1737 et mort à Berlin le 11 avril 1817. (fr)
  • Christian von Mechel (4 April 1737 in Basel; † 11 April 1817 in Berlin) was a Swiss engraver, publisher and art dealer. He developed a broad trade in art, through business connections throughout northern and central Europe; although the French Revolutionary Wars ruined him financially, he started over in 1805 in Berlin. Although trained in art and copper etching, he found his niche as a purveyor of art. Joseph II employed him to convert the private Habsburg collection to one available for public display. He was one of the first curators to employ schools of art as a mnenomic system of organization. (en)
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  • 1737-04-04 (xsd:date)
  • 1737-4-4
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  • Christian von Mechel (en)
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  • 1817-04-11 (xsd:date)
  • 1817-4-11
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  • Engraving of Christian von Mechel, by one of his students.
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  • Verzeichniß der Gemälde der Kaiserlich Königlichen Bilder-Gallerie in Wien
  • Entwurf einer Kunstgeschichte Helvetiens
  • Hans Holbein - Le triomphe de la mort
  • La Galerie Électorale De Dusseldorff
  • Lucas Cranach's Stammbuch ;
  • Bildnisse sämmtlicher zu dem Throne von Frankreich zurückberufenen Bourbons
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  • Swiss engraver (en)
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  • Christian von Mechel (* 4. April 1737 in Basel; † 11. April 1817 in Berlin) war ein Schweizer Kupferstecher, Stichverleger und Kunsthändler. (de)
  • Christian von Mechel est un graveur et éditeur suisse né à Bâle le 4 avril 1737 et mort à Berlin le 11 avril 1817. (fr)
  • Christian von Mechel (4 April 1737 in Basel; † 11 April 1817 in Berlin) was a Swiss engraver, publisher and art dealer. He developed a broad trade in art, through business connections throughout northern and central Europe; although the French Revolutionary Wars ruined him financially, he started over in 1805 in Berlin. (en)
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  • Christian von Mechel (de)
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  • Christian von Mechel (en)
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