Julius Cornelius Schaarwächter (II) (1847–1904)

The son of the photographer, Julius Cornelius Schaarwächter (I), Julius Cornelius was born at Amsterdam, and first studied photography at his father's studio. After completing his studies at the Berlin Commercial Academy under Hermann Vogel, he worked at the August Mencke & Co. studio at Hamburg for the next two years. He opened his first studio at Berlin in 1872, and the quality of his work was praised by a number of critics. His business was very successful, and he opened a second studio in 1889. That year, he was appointed court photographer to the Emperor of Germany. Julius Cornelius was considered the most successful German photographer of the 19th century, and received a number of awards both in Germany and internationally. He died at Berlin.









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