Hippius, Gustav Adolph

Hippius, Gustav Adolph (b. Nissi, Estonia, 1 March 1792; d. Reval [Tallinn), 24 September 1856). Painter and lithographer. He studied painting with Eduard Höppner and Karl Siegmund Walther. In 1812 he was in Prague, and from 1814 to 1816 in Vienna; later he lived at Munich and in Rome. From 1820 to 1850 he resided in St Petersburg, where he painted the portraits of numerous Russian statesmen, scholars, and artists. While in Vienna, he made a pencil drawing of Beethoven which is now at the Beethoven-Haus at Bonn.