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Johann Baptist Zwecker


German-born painter and illustrator. Studied art in Düsseldorf and Frankfurt. Came to London circa 1860 and set up a studio with Josef Wolf at 59 Berners Street, London. Illustrated a number of natural history publications including Henry Walter Bates’s The naturalist on the river Amazons (1863).


Bates 1863, p. vi

Bryan’s dictionary of painters and engravers

Post Office London directory 1859–63.


Bates, Henry Walter. 1863. The naturalist on the River Amazons. A record of adventures, habits of animals, sketches of Brazilian and Indian life, and aspects of nature under the equator, during eleven years of travel. 2 vols. London: John Murray.

Bryan’s dictionary of painters and engravers. New edition revised and enlarged under the supervision of George C. Williamson. 5 vols. London: George Bell & Sons. 1903–5.

Post Office London directory: Post-Office annual directory. … A list of the principal merchants, traders of eminence, &c. in the cities of London and Westminster, the borough of Southwark, and parts adjacent … general and special information relating to the Post Office. Post Office London directory. London: His Majesty’s Postmaster-General [and others]. 1802–1967.