Hess, Carl Ernest Christoph
Hess, Carl Ernest Christoph an eminent German engraver, was born at Darmstadt in 1755. In '776 he settled at Augsburg, and executed several fine plates, which gained him admission to the Academy in 1780. In 1782 the elector palatine appointed him engraver to the court, and in 1787 he visited Italy for improvement. On his return to Germany he remained some time at Munich, and afterwards practiced the art with great success at Dusseldorf until 1794, when he returned to Munich. Among his esteemed productions are The Ascension; The Holy Family; St. Jerome. He died in 1828.