Offterdinger, Carl

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Offterdinger, Carl Gender: M
Christian Carl Offterdinger
born on 8 January 1829 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )
Place Stuttgart, Germany, 48n46, 9e11
Timezone LMT m9e11 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 17°35' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 21°02 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 04°21'

Carl Offterdinger ("Robinson Crusoe and Man Friday," circa 1880)


German figure and genre painter and illustrator, some of whose illustrations are now included in the Boston Harbor Museum.

Offterdinger was a student of Heinrich von Rustige. In the second half of the 19th century, Offterdinger illustrated numerous children's books, fairy tales, adventure stories, and broadsheets.

Offterdinger is particularly known for his paintings with scenes from fairy tales and illustrations of literary works such as The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E.T.A. Hoffmann, Till Eulenspiegel, Robinson Crusoe, fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm, the Leatherstocking Tales, and Gulliver's Travels. In 1874, he illustrated the first edition of Theodor Storm's novella Pole Poppenspäler in the journal German youth.

Heinrich Leutemann and Carl Offterdinger illustrated a German fairytale collection, Mein erstes Märchenbuch (My first Fairytale Book), published at the end of the 19th century.

Carl Offterdinger died on 12 January 1889 in Stuttgart at age 60.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided Lutheran Church birth and baptism registry entry (1829, page 159, no. 4).


  • Vocation : Art : Commercial artist
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist