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Girl with a Guardian angel, Writing in front of a Painting (Portrait of the Founder Ph. Merian), 1826 - 1827

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Philipp Merian, a wealthy merchant and philanthropist from Basel, supported numerous foundations in Freiburg, including the orphanage. This portrait of the founder expresses the gratitude of the orphans who had found a home through his beneficence. Merian was made an honorary citizen of the City of Freiburg in 1824.

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Holtz, Jürgen: Ganter: die Eisenbacher Malerbrüder und ihre Zeit. Eisenbach 2018, S. 240 S., 46.

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