LEYGEBE, Paul Carl
(b. 1664, Nürnberg, d. 1756, Berlin)

Biography

German painter. His father, Gottfried Leygebe was a blacksmith from Silezia who settled in Nuremberg in 1645. The family went to Berlin in 1668.

Leygebe painted several large hunting scenes for the palace in Dessau. In the palace of Potsdam there is a large allegorical painting by him depicting the Elector on a triumphal car.

He was a professor anatomy at the Academy in Berlin, and from 1699 to 1756 a member of the Prussian Academy of Arts in Berlin.



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