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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Wilhelm von Bode (10 December 1845 – 1 March 1929) was a German art historian and curator. Born Arnold William Bode in Calvörde, he was ennobled in 1913. He was the creator and first curator of the Kaiser Friedrich Museum, now called the Bode Museum in his honor, in 1904.

Major works

  • Vorderasiatische Knüpfteppiche aus älterer Zeit. Leipzig
  • Geschichte der deutschen Plastik, 1887
  • Rembrandt, 8 volumes, with C. Hofstede de Groot, 1897–1905
  • Der Cicerone: Eine Anleitung zum Genuss der Kunstwerke Italiens von Jacob Burckhardt. 1900– 1901
  • Kunst und Kunstgewerbe am Ende des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts. Berlin, 1901.
  • Florentiner Bildhauer der Renaissance, 1902.
  • Die Meister der holländischen und vlämischen Malerschulen, 1917.
  • Florentiner Bildhauer der Renaissance, 1921.
  • Sandro Botticelli, 1921.
  • Die italienischen Bronzestatuetten der Renaissance, 1922.
  • Die italienische Plastik, 1922.
  • Mein Leben, 2 volumes, 1930.

Works in English translation

  • Catalogue of the Collection of Pictures and Bronzes in the Possession of Mr. Otto Beit: Introduction and Descriptions by Dr. Wilhelm Bode, 1913.
  • The Collection of Pictures of the Late Herr A. de Ridder in his Villa at Schönberg near Cronberg in the Taunus: Catalogued and Described by Wilhelm Bode, translated by Harry Virgin, 1913.
  • Antique Rugs from the Near East, translated by R. M. Riefstahl, 1922.
  • Sandro Botticelli, translated by F. Renfield and F. L. Rudston Brown, 1925.
  • Florentine sculptors of the Renaissance, translated by Jessie Haynes, 1928.

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