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Last NameEhret    
Given NameGeorg Dionysius    
alt. NamesG. D. E. ; Georg Dionys Ehret ;    
MarriageSusanna Kennet (1xxx-1781) in 1738, sister-in-law of Philip Miller head of Chelsea Physick Garden    
Children1: medical doctor ->Georg Philip Ehret (1741-1786)    
Year born1708 in Heidelberg    
Year died1770 or 1780    
Place of deathChelsea, England    
Father's occupationcourt gardener and draughtsman Ferdinand Christoph Ehret (c. 1643 - c. 1703)    
RelativesAnna Maria Ehre (c. 1643 - c. 1703) (mother) ; Ferdinand Christian (17xx-1xxx) (brother) ; ...     
Educationfather. gardener's apprenticeship with uncle Joachim Sievert in Bessungen and stepfather; bot. drawing from August Wilhelm Sievert     
Country of ActivityGermany    
Worked forJohann Wilhelm Weinmann ; Richard Mead ; Carl von Linné / Linnaeus ; Pierre Bulliard: Flora Parisiensis ; Hans Sloane ; B. de Jussieu ; William Aiton ; J. Ellis: Corals (1755) ; Peter Collinson ; Sir Charles Wager ; Patrick Browne: Nat. Hist. Jamaica ; Fothergill ; R. Willet ; C. R. Trew: Plant select (1750-73) ; William Aiton (1731-1793) ;    
PatronageC. J Trew, Heironymus Löschenkohl ; George Clifford; Margraf Baden-Durlach; med. Richard Mead, Margaret Duchess Portland; Lady Ann Coventry; JW Widma    
Collaboratorsnatural historians Carl von Linné: cf. Charmantier, in: HSNS 41, 4 (2011): 394ff. ; Philip Miller ; Bernard de Jussieu ; son; engraver ->J. J. Haid ; painter ->Jacob van Huysum (c. 1687-1740) ;    
Techniquesbotanical and zoological drawing ; painting on vellum ; watercolor ; bodycolor ; gouache ; aquarelle ; engraving ; etching    
Sample(s)http://bibliodyssey.blogspot.com/2007/02/botanical-illustrations-by-georg-ehret.html ; http://www.huh.harvard.edu/libraries/mycology/Myco_books7.htm    
Archival sourcesautobiography & biography by Trew at Natural History Museum London; Kew Gardens, Royal Society, Cambridge Fitzwilliam Museum; Proc. Linnean Soc.London    
Published sourcesAKL 32 2002: 458 ; ThB 10 1914: 396 ; Nürnberger Künstler-Lex. ; Nagler 4 ; Nissen: Botan. Buchillustration 1966 #1997; Zoolog. Buchillustration 1969/78 ; Walpole 1969: 4 ; Sawyer 1971: 125 ; Daniels 1974: 20f. ; Calmann: Flower Painter (1977) ; Pinault 1991 ; Blunt & Stearn 1994 ; Saunders 1995 ; Ludwig 1998 ; Lack 1987: 90f. ; Lack: Eden 2008 ; Nickelsen 2006b: 23f. ; Henderson 2015 ;    
otherFurther Places of Activity: Austria, France, Switzerland, UK, and Netherlands. Articles in Trans. Naturf. Ges. Nürnberg; Ford 1992: 94-6,103; Transactions Royal Society 1740s-50s. See also: http://fmhibd.library.cmu.edu/HIBD-DB/ArtCat/recordlist.php?-skip=15600&-max=25 . Further Relatives: brother-in-law of Philip Miller (1691-1771) of Chelsea Physic Garden ; stepfather court gardener Heidelberg Anton Gottfried Kesselbach (1742-1819).    
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