REINHOLD, Heinrich
(b. 1788, Gera, d. 1825, Albano)


German painter and engraver. His father was the portrait painter Johann Friedrich Reinhold (1744-1807). He studied at the Hochschule der Bildende Künste in Dresden from 1804 to 1807. In 1807 he followed his brother, Friedrich Philipp Reinhold (1779-1840), who was also a painter, to Vienna, where he studied at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste between 1807 and 1809. During the French occupation of the city in 1809, Vivant Denon brought him to Paris to work on a series of engravings about Napoleon.

On Napoleon's fall in 1814, he returned to Vienna, where he joined the circle of Ferdinand Olivier and Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld. He continued to work as a copperplate engraver until 1819. However, with encouragement from his brother Friedrich Philipp, he began to concentrate on landscape painting from 1816. Initially, he painted Vienna and its surroundings; in 1817 he stayed with Ernst Welker (1788-1857) and Johann Christoph Erhard in the Schneeberg area south of Vienna, producing Romantic Landscape with Hunting Scene (1817; Berlin, Neue Nationalgalerie).