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The New International Encyclopædia/Eichens, Friedrich Eduard

EICHENS, īK'ens, Friedrich Eduard (1804-77). A German engraver. He was born in Berlin and studied with Buchhom in that city, and later under Toschi, Forster, and others in France and Italy. His works, which are characterized by careful drawing and elaborate treatment, include examples from Raphael and Domenichino, and numerous portraits of contemporary celebrities (after photographs). His engravings of the mural paintings of Kaulbach in the Neues Museum, Berlin, and of the Shakespeare Gallery of that celebrated artist, are likewise ranked among his best productions.