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Frederick Dielman (1847–1935)

German-American portrait and figure painter.Created by: PICRYL - Public Domain Media Search EngineDated: 1847
German American artist Frederick Dielman was noted for genre, historical, and mural paintings. Among his most famous work are two mosaic panels, Law and History, completed in 1896 and displayed in the Library of Congress.

Dielman was born on December 25, 1847, in Hanover, Germany. He and his family immigrated to the United States in 1855. Dielman graduated from Calvert College in Maryland in 1864. From 1866 to 1872 he worked as a draftsman and topographer in the U.S. Engineer Office in Baltimore. He eventually left the United States to study art at the Royal Academy in Munich, Germany, under genre painter and illustrator Wilhelm von Diez.

In 1876 Dielman returned to the United States and settled in New York City. He began to illustrate works by such authors as Nathaniel Hawthorne, George Eliot, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. He also concentrated on portraits, landscapes, and genre scenes. His well-known paintings include the The Marriage of Francis LeBaron (1894) and The Mora Players (1883). His paintings were often historical in nature, and many of them were published as lithographs. Dielman was the cofounder of the Society of American Artists in 1877 and served as the president of the National Academy of Design from 1889 to 1909. Throughout the late 1870s until a few years before his death, Dielman was an art teacher at the Art Students League and at other New York City colleges. He died in Ridgefield, Connecticut, on August 15, 1935.
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The laster - Drawing. Public domain image.

The laster - Drawing. Public domain image.

(DLC/PP-1936:0044). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: "A Pair of Shoes," Harper's magazine, 70:283 (Jan. 1885).

[Barge ; boy sleeping under hat]

[Barge ; boy sleeping under hat]

Title devised by cataloger. (DLC/PP-1936:0044). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published as tailpiece in: A Book of the Tile Club. Boston & New York : Houghton, Mifflin... More

[Joseph Eggleston Johnston, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left]

[Joseph Eggleston Johnston, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left]

Copyright by Charles Barmore. Public domain scan of portrait print from Library of Congress, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Mantle in Special Reading Room, Library of Congress

Mantle in Special Reading Room, Library of Congress

Fireplace with large mosaic panel by Frederick Dielman representing Law, Congressional Reading Room, Jefferson Building. Copyright by the American Architect and Building News Co.

National star-spangled banner centennial, Baltimore, Maryland, September 6 to 13, 1914 (1914) (14751582486)

National star-spangled banner centennial, Baltimore, Maryland, Septemb...

Identifier: nationalstarspan02nati (find matches) Title: National star-spangled banner centennial, Baltimore, Maryland, September 6 to 13, 1914 Year: 1914 (1910s) Authors: National star-spangled banner cente... More

[Dielman's infant daughter]. Book illustration from Library of Congress

[Dielman's infant daughter]. Book illustration from Library of Congres...

Title devised by cataloger. No publication information. (DLC/PP-1936:0044). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress).

History - Public domain monumental decor drawing

History - Public domain monumental decor drawing

Drawing for mosaic by Frederick Dielman in the Jefferson Building, Library of Congress. Copyright by Curtis & Company, Boston. Unprocessed in PR 06 CN 292

She applied her thin, freckled little face to the crack between the rails

She applied her thin, freckled little face to the crack between the ra...

(DLC/PP-1936:0044). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: "Processing Pardee's Land" by Charles Egbert Craddock, Harper's weekly, 30:798 (Dec. 11, 1886).

Celebration of the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia by the colored people, in Washington, April 19, 1866 Henry A. Smythe, Esq. Sketched by F. Dielman

Celebration of the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia by...

Page includes two illustrations showing African Americans celebrating the abolition of slavery in Washington, D.C. and portrait of Henry A. Smythe, newly appointed Collector of Customs of New York; also include... More

Uncle Tobey and the widow after F. Dielman

Uncle Tobey and the widow after F. Dielman

Print shows two individual portraits, each 18.3 x 14.5 cm, one of a dog wearing a lace collar and a cat wearing a ruff. I8510 U.S. Copyright Office. Label on verso with title and publication statements. Public... More

[Dogs]. Book illustration from Library of Congress

[Dogs]. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Title devised by cataloger. No publication information. (DLC/PP-1936:0044). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress).

Law - Public domain monumental decor drawing, engraving, Library of Congress

Law - Public domain monumental decor drawing, engraving, Library of Co...

Drawing for mosaic by Frederick Dielman in the Jefferson Building, Library of Congress. Copyright by Curtis & Company, Boston. Unprocessed in PR 06 CN 292

A colonial wedding, the marriage of Dr. Francis Le Baron and Mary Wilder, Plymouth, 1695

A colonial wedding, the marriage of Dr. Francis Le Baron and Mary Wild...

Print shows Francis LeBaron and Mary Wilder during their wedding ceremony, with many guests, in a room, possibly in the magistrate's residence, officiated by a clergyman; includes two remarques, at bottom cente... More

Aqueduct of Potomac, Georgetown, D.C. / drawn from nature by F. Dielman ; lith. by E. Sachse & Co., Baltimore.

Aqueduct of Potomac, Georgetown, D.C. / drawn from nature by F. Dielma...

Copyright by C. Bohn. Public domain photograph - historical image of Washington DC, United States, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

I don't know how you'll bear transplanting, my darling

I don't know how you'll bear transplanting, my darling

(DLC/PP-1936:0044). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: "The Colonel's Money" by Lucy C. Lillie, Harper's young people, 8:188 (Jan. 18, 1887).

On a Tile Club trip; (Abbey, Millet, etc.)

On a Tile Club trip; (Abbey, Millet, etc.)

Artists Edwin Austin Abbey and Millet sketching landscapes. No publication information. (DLC/PP-1936:0044). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Exhibit loan 4246-L.

[Young girl sitting on pier] - Public domain scenic drawing

[Young girl sitting on pier] - Public domain scenic drawing

Title devised by cataloger. No publication information. (DLC/PP-1936:0044). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress).

[A tropical flower] - Public domain portrait drawing

[A tropical flower] - Public domain portrait drawing

Signed on plate. Remarque proof: flower. Title and other information from Beall. American prints in the Library of Congress : a catalog of the collection / compiled by Karen F. Beall... Baltimore : John Hopkins... More

Uncle Toby (Boston Public Library) (cropped)

Uncle Toby (Boston Public Library) (cropped)

  File name: 07_11_000712 Title: Uncle Toby Creator/Contributor: Dielman, F. (Frederick), 1847-1935 (artist); L. Prang & Co. (publisher) Date issued: 1861-1897 (approximate) Copyright date: Physical descriptio... More

[Two greyhounds]. Book illustration from Library of Congress

[Two greyhounds]. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Title devised by cataloger. No publication information. (DLC/PP-1936:0044). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress).

[Mrs. Frederick Dielman]. Book illustration from Library of Congress

[Mrs. Frederick Dielman]. Book illustration from Library of Congress

Title devised by cataloger. No publication information. (DLC/PP-1936:0044). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress).

Mirandy encourages Phil's talent

Mirandy encourages Phil's talent

(DLC/PP-1936:0044). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: "Grandma's Easter" by Rose Terry Cooke, Harper's bazaar, 19:285 (May 1, 1886).

Frederick Dielman, The Mora Players, 1883, NGA 148292

Frederick Dielman, The Mora Players, 1883, NGA 148292

Public domain photograph of people in conversation, meeting, argument, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

[Barefoot boy with papers and fan]

[Barefoot boy with papers and fan]

Title devised by cataloger. No publication information. (DLC/PP-1936:0044). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). BAR updated record 1989-1994.

On a Tile Club trip; (Abbey, Millet, etc.)

On a Tile Club trip; (Abbey, Millet, etc.)

Artists Edwin Austin Abbey and Millet sketching landscapes. No publication information. (DLC/PP-1936:0044). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Exhibit loan 4246-L.

[Barefoot boy with papers and fan]

[Barefoot boy with papers and fan]

Title devised by cataloger. No publication information. (DLC/PP-1936:0044). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). BAR updated record 1989-1994.

Take good keer of the light, Lizbeth, he murmured

Take good keer of the light, Lizbeth, he murmured

(DLC/PP-1936:0044). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: "The Petty Sister's Light," Harper's weekly, 39:1135 (Nov. 30, 1895).

[Mrs. Frederick Dielman, seated], engraving, Library of Congress

[Mrs. Frederick Dielman, seated], engraving, Library of Congress

Title devised by cataloger. No publication information. (DLC/PP-1936:0044). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress).

[Mrs. Frederick Dielman and children]

[Mrs. Frederick Dielman and children]

Title devised by cataloger. No publication information. (DLC/PP-1936:0044). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress).

The poetic and dramatic works of Alfred lord Tennyson (1899) (14804439313)

The poetic and dramatic works of Alfred lord Tennyson (1899) (14804439...

Identifier: poeticdramaticwo01tenn (find matches) Title: The poetic and dramatic works of Alfred lord Tennyson Year: 1899 (1890s) Authors: Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, Baron, 1809-1892 Subjects: Publisher: B... More

Celebration of the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia by the colored people, in Washington, April 19, 1866 / sketched by F. Dielman.

Celebration of the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia by...

Large crowd of African Americans celebrating the abolition of slavery in Washington, D.C. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. 10, no. 489 (1866 May 12), p. 300. Reference copy in LOT 4422-C. Exhibited: The African A... More

Frederick Dielman - The Mora Players - 1919.692 - Cleveland Museum of Art

Frederick Dielman - The Mora Players - 1919.692 - Cleveland Museum of ...

Public domain scan of etching print from Cleveland Museum of Art, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Bryczka (według A. Wierusza-Kowalskiego)

Bryczka (według A. Wierusza-Kowalskiego)

Polski: Bryczka (według A. Wierusza-Kowalskiego), ok. 1890 Akwaforta; wym.: 360 x 245 mm; sygn. oł. p.d.: Frederick Dielman; pł. l.d.: F. Dielman, p.d.: A. Wierusz-Kowalski. Graficzna replika obrazu A. Wierusz... More

American painters- with eighty-three examples of their work engraved on wood (1879) (14583986059)

American painters- with eighty-three examples of their work engraved o...

Identifier: americanpainters00shel (find matches) Title: American painters: with eighty-three examples of their work engraved on wood Year: 1879 (1870s) Authors: Sheldon, George William, 1843-1914 Subjects: ... More

John Angelo at the water color exhibition (1883) (14783027513)

John Angelo at the water color exhibition (1883) (14783027513)

Identifier: johnangeloatwate00cham (find matches) Title: John Angelo at the water color exhibition Year: 1883 (1880s) Authors: Champney, Elizabeth W. (Elizabeth Williams), 1850-1922 American Watercolor Socie... More

Shoe Buckle (possibly England), 18th century (CH 18345605)

Shoe Buckle (possibly England), 18th century (CH 18345605)

Public domain photograph of 3d object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl Description.

The Widow (Boston Public Library)

The Widow (Boston Public Library)

Shows cat wearing Elizabethan/17-century lace ruff collar. File name: 07_11_000711 Title: The Widow Date issued: 1861-1897 (approximate) Physical description note: Genre: Chromolithographs Location: Boston Pub... More

Aqueduct of Potomac, Georgetown, D.C. / drawn from nature by F. Dielman ; lith. by E. Sachse & Co., Baltimore.

Aqueduct of Potomac, Georgetown, D.C. / drawn from nature by F. Dielma...

Copyright by C. Bohn. Public domain photograph - historical image of Washington DC, United States, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Gladys and her fairy god-mother

Gladys and her fairy god-mother

(DLC/PP-1936:0044). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: "The Colonel's Money" by Lucy C. Lillie, Harper's young people, 8:265 (Feb. 22, 1887).

TOLAND(1893) pic05 A pious family protected, saved (Artist Frederick Dielman)

TOLAND(1893) pic05 A pious family protected, saved (Artist Frederick D...

Illustration from the book Atlina, queen of the floating isle.

[Girl in bed, flowers in foreground]

[Girl in bed, flowers in foreground]

Title devised by cataloger. No publication information. (DLC/PP-1936:0044). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress).

[Sleeping boy] - Drawing. Public domain image.

[Sleeping boy] - Drawing. Public domain image.

Title devised by cataloger. No publication information. (DLC/PP-1936:0044). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress).

[Woman sitting in a chair ; detail head of same]

[Woman sitting in a chair ; detail head of same]

No publication information. (DLC/PP-1936:0044). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress).

Mantel and mosaic "Law," by Dielman, Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building

Mantel and mosaic "Law," by Dielman, Library of Congress Thomas Jeffer...

"Copyright 1896 by Frederick Dielman" on mosaic; Detroit copyright 1901. "Prohibited" on label. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 090004. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

The Mora Players - Public domain dedication, National Gallery of Art

The Mora Players - Public domain dedication, National Gallery of Art

Public domain photograph of people in conversation, meeting, argument, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Frederick Dielman - Hetty Sorrel

Frederick Dielman - Hetty Sorrel

Frederick Dielman: Hetty Sorrel Identifier: americanartamer01mont (find matches) Title: American art and American art collections; essays on artistic subjects Year: 1889 (1880s) Authors: Montgomery, Walter S... More

[Children peering through curtained entrance at people entering a church, after drawing by Frederick Dielman]

[Children peering through curtained entrance at people entering a chur...

Title devised by cataloger. No publication information. (DLC/PP-1932:0083). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress).

Fireplace and mosaic panel by Frederick Dielman entitled "Law," in House Members Room, Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C.

Fireplace and mosaic panel by Frederick Dielman entitled "Law," in Hou...

Heliotype Ptg. Co., Boston. Illus. in: Z733.U58A5. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card, with subsequent revisions. Caption card tracings: Shelf.