Biography: 19th Century Berlin photographer Leopold Ahrendts

Biography: 19th Century Berlin photographer Leopold Ahrendts


Leopold Ahrendts (1825 – 1870) was a photographer in Berlin. He worked as a painter and lithographer.

By the mid 1850’s, Leopold Ahrendts had already achieved a prominent reputation as an urban and architectural photographer. His work was well received by the Prussian court, as well as in the Berlin art world and the public sphere. Art magazines praised his work, considering his images as “almost without exception, the most beautiful examples of architectural photography that we have encountered.”

Lange Brücke with view towards Mühlendamm, araund 1855

Lange Brücke with view towards Mühlendamm, araund 1855. Photographer: Leopold Ahrendts

Burgstraße and Lange Brücke with view towards the Royal Castle, around 1856

Burgstraße and Lange Brücke with view towards the Royal Castle, around 1856. Photographer: Leopold Ahrendts

Theater at Gendarmenmarkt, around 1856

Theater at Gendarmenmarkt, around 1856. Photographer: Leopold Ahrendts

Cathedral, around 1856

Cathedral, around 1856. Photographer: Leopold Ahrendts

Square An der Stechbahn, around 1863

Square An der Stechbahn, around 1863. Photographer: Leopold Ahrendts

Gendarmenmarkt, 1855-59

Gendarmenmarkt, 1855-59. Photographer: Leopold Ahrendts

Brandenburg Gate, 1855-59

Brandenburg Gate, 1855-59. Photographer: Leopold Ahrendts

Unter den Linden. Seen from Royal Castle, 1855-59

Unter den Linden. Seen from Royal Castle, 1855-59. Photographer: Leopold Ahrendts

Lange Brücke with view towards Mühlendamm, around 1856

Lange Brücke with view towards Mühlendamm, around 1856. Photographer: Leopold Ahrendts

Royal Castle, around 1856

Royal Castle, around 1856. Photographer: Leopold Ahrendts


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