Portraits
"Eine schlanke Mittelfigur mit dunkellockigem Haar, freundlich schönem Angesichte; seine hübschen dunklen Augen waren von gutmütig schelmischen Ausdruck, heiter lebendig; seine ganze Erscheinung, sein ganzes Wesen voll Frohsinn und Laune, gewandt und gefällig".
Philipp Düringer: "Albert Lortzing, sein Leben und Wirken". Leipzig 1851.
Index:

1. Lortzing in his youth
2. Lortzing in 1825
3. Silhouette: Lortzing in Detmold (1826-1833)
4. Lortzing in 1839
5. Lortzing with his friend Philipp Reger
6. Lortzing. Engraving after a drawing by C. Scheuchzer.
7. Lortzing. Lithography by V.A. Heck, Vienna
8. Lortzing in 1845. Lithography after a drawing by von Schlick.
9. Lortzing in 1846, drawing by Prinzhofer.
10. Lortzing, painted by W. Souchon.
11. Albert Lortzing, oil-painting by Bruno Wittenstein.
12. Lortzing, painted by an unknown artist
13. Engraving by A. Duncan.
14. Drawing by Heinrich Schramm.
15. Lortzing's death-mask.
16. Lortzing-monument in Berlin, Germany.
17. Lortzing-monument in Bad Pyrmont, Germany.
18. Lortzing monument in Detmold by Rudolf Hölbe.
19. Plaque at Lortzing's birth-place in Berlin.
20 Lortzing am Stammtisch
21. Lortzing in the Berlin tea-shop Stachytski, 1850
22. Lortzing with the comedian Max Wallmann.
23. Lortzing as "Reisender Student".
24. Lortzing, by an unknown artist.
25. Lortzing-stamps
26. Lortzing-locket.
27. Lortzing-coin.
28. Lortzing's signature.


1. Lortzing in his youth
Source: Lippische Landesbibliothek, Detmold. Lortzing-Archiv.

2. Lortzing painted in 1825, probably by his oncle Johann Friedrich Lortzing (1782 - 1851).
Source: Private collection of R.M Koning.

3. Silhouette: Lortzing in Detmold (1826-1833)
Source: Bildarchiv Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin.

4. Lortzing in 1839. Painted by J.H. Bey (Leipzig) after a water-colour by E. Brand.
Source: Kruse, 1899.

5. Lortzing with his friend Philipp Reger, 1844.
Source: H.Chr. Worbs: Lortzing.

6. Lortzing. Engraving after a drawing by C. Scheuchzer.
Source: H.Chr. Worbs: Lortzing.

7. Lortzing. Lithography by V.A. Heck, Vienna
Source: H.Chr. Worbs: Lortzing.

8. Lortzing in 1845. Lithography after a drawing by von Schlick.
Source: Stadtgeschichtliches Museum, Leipzig..

9. Lortzing in 1846, drawing by Prinzhofer.
Source: This picture is taken from Heinz Schirmag: "Albert Lortzing. Ein Lebens- und Zeitbild". Schirmag didn't specify his sources.

10. Lortzing, painted by W. Souchon.
Source: This picture is taken from Heinz Schirmag: "Albert Lortzing. Ein Lebens- und Zeitbild". Schirmag didn't specify his sources.

11. Albert Lortzing, oil-painting by Bruno Wittenstein
Source: Lippische Landesbibliothek, Detmold. Lortzing-Archiv.
©George Overmeire 2001.

12. Lortzing, painted by an unknown artist. 
Source: Lippische Landesbibliothek, Detmold. Lortzing-Archiv.
©George Overmeire 2001.


 
13. Engraving by A. Duncan
Source: Lippische Landesbibliothek, Detmold. Lortzing-Archiv.

14. Drawing by Heinrich Schramm.
Source: This picture is taken from Heinz Schirmag: "Albert Lortzing. Ein Lebens- und Zeitbild". Schirmag didn't specify his sources.

15. Lortzing's death-mask.
Source: Lippische Landesbibliothek, Detmold. Lortzing-Archiv.

16. Lortzing-monument by Gustav Eberlein (1906) in Berlin, Germany. The angelic children-figures ("puti") represent the most popular characters from Lortzing's opera's.
©George Overmeire

17. Lortzing monument in Bad Pyrmont (1901), by Meister Uphues.
©Willem Jager

18. Lortzing monument in Detmold by Rudolf Hölbe (1901).
©George Overmeire, 2001

19. Plaque at Lortzing's birth-place in Berlin. Destroyed during W.W. II.
Source: This picture is taken from Heinz Schirmag: "Albert Lortzing. Ein Lebens- und Zeitbild". Schirmag didn't specify his sources.

20. Albert Lortzing am Stammtisch, with Karl Herloßsohn and the singer Berthold.
Source: Musica 5/1951

21. Lortzing in the Berlin tea-shop Stachytski, 1850. From left to right: Hoffmann von Fallersleben, Theodor Fontane, Albert Lortzing, Nicolai and Gustav Freytag.
Source: Walter Dietrichkeit: Gustav Albert Lortzing. Schauspieler, Sänger, Komponist, Kapellmeister (Bad Pyrmont, 2000). Daguerreotype by Marowky. 

22. Lortzing with the comedian Max Ballmann, playing in the farce: "Mitten in der Nacht". 
Source: H.Chr. Worbs: Lortzing.

23. Lortzing, in his famous role of "travelling student" in a vaudeville by Louis Schneider. 
Source: Kruse 1899

24. Lortzing, by an unknown artist. I grabbed this picture from the Classical Music Website.

 
25a. Lortzing-stamp. This one is copied from Paul den Ouden's website : "Opera - a Philatelic History" . It is worth a visit - of course after you are finished with my website :-). The stamp with Lortzing on it is at 19th century, page 5.
25 b. Another Lortzing-stamp, from the private collection of Paul den Ouden.
25c. New stamp issued by the Deutsche Bundespost on 11-01-2001 on the occasion of the anniversary of Lortzing's birth-day. The design is by Prof. Hans Günter Schmitz, Wupertal. A description of the stamp in German is at the website of the Deutsche Bundespost.

26. Lortzing-locket by Art-Connection

27. Coin, worth DM 10, designed by Frantisek Chochola from Hamburg, Germany.This coin has been released in February 2001 on the occasion of the 200th birthday of Lortzing. 

28. Lortzing's signature.