Emil Wolff

Emil Wolff (1802–1879) was a 19th-century German sculptor and occasional artist in oil paints.

Emil Wolff, self-portrait 1828
Thomas Fowell Buxten by Emil Wolff 1839, Albertinum, Dresden

He is well-represented in galleries across Europe.


He was born in Berlin on 2 March 1802. From 1815 he studied at the Prussian Academy of Arts in Berlin. He won a scholarship to study in Rome in 1822 under Bertel Thorwaldsen.[1]

In 1854 King Friedrich Wilhelm IV purchased "Najade" for erection at Sanssouci. This was removed in 1985 due to erosion but replaced with a replica in 2017.[2]

In 1865 he exhibited at the Dublin International Exhibition.[3]

He died in Rome on 29 September 1879.


His maternal uncle was the sculptor Johann Gottfried Schadow.


see[4] etc


  1. ^ Alfred Gotthold Meyer: Wolff, Emil . In: General German Biography (ADB). Vol. 44, Duncker & Humblot, Leipzig 1898, pp. 28-31.
  2. ^ Potsdamer Latest news from 12.8.17 author: Anne-Kathrin Fischer
  3. ^ https://sculpture.gla.ac.uk/view/person.php?id=msib3_1215007803
  4. ^ http://www.artnet.com/artists/emil-wolff/