WEBER, HERMANN (1817–1854). BONN

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A German collector of graphic art, Weber was born in Halle, to a doctor’s family, and became a librarian. Like his father, he was interested in collecting the objects of art. He travelled to the Netherlands, lived for some time in Paris. Later Weber moved to Bonn and stayed there till the end of his life. At first he collected prints by Wenceslaus Hollar, later he became interested in Anthony van Dyck. He cooperated with many merchants and art lovers from different countries, including Russians. After Weber’s death there were two public sales of his collection. In 1855, in Leipzig, they sold the prints by the Master E. S., Martin Schongauer, Israhel van Meckenem, Albrecht Dürer, Lucas van Leyden, Marcantonio Raimondi and Dutch artists of 17th century. In 1856, also in Leipzig, prints by Rembrandt and his school as well as duplicates were also sold.