Georg Friedrich Schmidt - Engraver and Printer

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Born January 24, 1712
in Schönerlinde near Berlin

Died January 25, 1775
in Berlin

Prussian engraver and painter who studied ca. 1736 in Paris under the French master Larmessin. Royal engraver in Berlin 1744-1757 and in Skt. Petersburg from 1757. He returned to work in Berlin in 1762 and stayed there until his death in 1775.

Life with Boswell

Boswell went, with C. F. Hübner, to see a selection of Schmidt's prints on August 27, 1764. It is unclear if Schmidt himself was present.