Allers, Christian Wilhelm, 1857-1915

Andresen, William, 1857-1915, Andreson, William, 1857-1915

Artist. Born and educated in Hamburg; trained as a lithographer and performed on the stage. Lived winters in Capri and the summers at Karlsruhe. With two friends, he travelled East, completing a round trip of the globe 1897-1898. Wrote and published an illustrated article "Rund um die Erde" (see a copy of part of this in the Artists' File in Drawings & Prints). Among his other publications were 'Club Eintracht'(Unity Club) in 1888, an album on Bismarck in 1889, an album of drawings titled 'Capri' in 1892, and an album of drawings 'Under the German flag' in 1900. Left Europe for Samoa in 1902, changing his name to William Andresen, having escaped from Naples, after being sentenced for homosexual relationships with local boys. He spent the next 13 years mostly in New Zealand and Australia. At the outbreak of war in 1914 returned home for a passport and other identification papers. After a delay in Switzerland, he reached Karlsruhe, although his belongings never followed him from New Zealand. He died suddenly, aged 58, three months after his arrival in Karlsruhe. See also article with reproductions of his work in Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_Wilhelm_Allers

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Allers, Christian Wilhelm, 1857-1915 :H.E. The Earl of Ranfurly, Governor of New Zealand, 1903 / W Andresen, August 1903, Wellington, N.Z.
Date: 1903 From: Ranfurly family: Collection By: Allers, Christian Wilhelm, 1857-1915 Ref: D-031-001 Description: Shows a half-length profile portrait, from the left side, of the Earl of Ranfurly, seated in a leather armchair reading. He wears a high collar and moustache...
Allers, Christian Wilhelm, 1857-1915 :Major Dudley Alexander, XIV Reg[imen]t, New Zealand, 1903 / W Andresen, Sept[ember] 1903, Wellington, N.Z.
Date: 1903 From: Ranfurly family: Collection By: Allers, Christian Wilhelm, 1857-1915 Ref: D-031-002 Description: Shows a half-length profile portrait, from the left side, of Major Alexander, the private secretary and aide de camp of the Earl of Ranfurly. He rests his le...