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Biographical entry Todt, Emil Hermann (c. 1810 - 1900)

Born
c. 1810
Berlin, Germany
Died
10 July 1900
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Botanical illustrator

Summary

Emil Todt was a sculptor and botanical illustrator, active in Australia between the 1850s to the 1880s.He produced over seventy lithographed illustrations for Ferdinand von Mueller's Eucalyptographia: a descriptive atlas of the Eucalypts of Australia and the adjoining islands (1879-1884).

Details

Todt emigrated from Germany to Australia in 1849. He settled in Melbourne in 1854, where he continued his work as a sculptor. His most famous work, The gold diggers (1854), now at the National Gallery of Victoria, attracted a number of commissions and Emil Todt was soon considered a leading artist. In 1882, von Mueller named Eucalyptus todtiana in honour of Todt.

Events

1830 - 1836
Education - Studied sculpture under Ludwig Wichmann in Berlin
1849
Life event - Emigrated to South Australia
1854
Life event - Settles in Melbourne, Victoria
1854
Career event - Exhibition of The gold diggers
1882
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus todtiana F.Muell. was named in his honour
1882 - 1884
Career event - Illustrated Ferdinand von Mueller's Eucalyptographia...(1879-1884)

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

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