Irving, Washington

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Basic data

  1. April 3, 1783 in New York
  2. November 28, 1859 in Sunnyside, Tarrytown
  3. Schriftsteller
  4. New York

Iconography

(Source: Wikimedia)
(Source: Wikimedia)
Watercolor of Washington Irving's encounter with George Washington, painted in 1854 by George Bernard Butler Jr. (Source: Wikimedia)
The fictional "Diedrich Knickerbocker" from the frontispiece of A History of New-York, a wash drawing by Felix O. C. Darley (Source: Wikimedia)
Portrait of Washington Irving by John Wesley Jarvis from 1809 (Source: Wikimedia)
The front page of The Sketch Book (1819) (Source: Wikimedia)
Portrait of Irving in about 1820, attributed to Charles Robert Leslie (Source: Wikimedia)
The palace Alhambra in Granada, where Irving briefly resided in 1829, inspired one of his most colorful books. (Source: Wikimedia)
Irving and his friends at Sunnyside (Source: Wikimedia)
Irving acquired his famous home in Tarrytown, New York, known as Sunnyside, in 1835. (Source: Wikimedia)
Washington Irving's headstone, Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Sleepy Hollow, New York (Source: Wikimedia)
Bust of Washington Irving in Irvington, New York, not far from Sunnyside (Source: Wikimedia)
In Prospect Park (Brooklyn) (Source: Wikimedia)
John Quidor's 1858 painting The Headless Horseman Pursuing Ichabod Crane, inspired by Washington Irving's work (Source: Wikimedia)
Washington Irving, postage stamp, 1940 (Source: Wikimedia)
Bildnis des Washington Irving, John Taylor Wedgwood - 1824 (Quelle: Digitaler Portraitindex)
Bildnis des Washington Irwing, Giessmann, Friedrich - 1825/1847 (Quelle: Digitaler Portraitindex)
Gruppenbildnis von Schiller, Byron, Tomas Moore, Walter-Scott, Goethe, Washington Irving, Vittorio Alfieri und Cooper, J. Bulla - 1833 (Quelle: Digitaler Portraitindex)
Bildnis Washington Irving, Giessmann, Friedrich -  (Quelle: Digitaler Portraitindex)
Bildnis Washington Irving, James Baillie Fraser -  (Quelle: Digitaler Portraitindex)
Dargestellter: Washington Irving Künstler: Thomas Johnson John Plumbe (Quelle: Trierer Porträtdatenbank)

Biographical information from the WeGA

  • amerikanischer Schriftsteller, der von 1815 bis 1832 in Europa (England) lebte
  • Aufenthalte in Dresden von 28. November 1822 bis 20. Mai 1823 sowie 26. Juni bis 12. Juli 1823
  • in Dresden ab Anfang Dezember 1822 enger Kontakt zu Barham Livius, der Irving mit Weber bekannt machte (2. April 1823) und seine Übersetzungen der Libretti zu Abu Hassan (begonnen am 20. April 1823) und Freischütz (begonnen wohl am 13. Januar 1823) anregte

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