Carl Gottlieb Peschel
1798 – Dresden – 1879

German painter, draughtsman and engraver

Peschel studied at the academy of arts in Dresden, in 1811 under Christian August Lindner (1772-1832) and 1815/25 under Traugott Leberecht Pochmann (1762-1830). 1825/26 he travelled to Rome where he met Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld (1794-1872) and Ludwig Richter (1803-1884). In Rome he joined the Nazarene movement around Johann Friedrich Overbeck (1789-1869).

In 1837 he became teacher, in 1846 professor, and from 1859 member of the academy of arts in Dresden.  In 1841 and 1848 he made study trips with Ludwig Richter and Ernst Ferdinand Oehme (1797-1855) through Bohemia, 1857/1859 he visited Lake Constance, 1859 Switzerland and the Rhine area, and in 1862 he was in Bohemia again.

Works of art by Peschel can be seen in Dresden, Leipzig, and Berlin.