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Drake Friedrich

Drake, Friedrich (1805-1882), a German sculptor borii at Pyrmont. He was poor, and while a working engineer he used to carve in wood and ivory to eke out his resources. The sale at twenty-one years old of a head of Christ to an antiquary fired him to new efforts. He went to Berlin, where his talent was recognised by Rauch. His Virgin with Child was bought by the Empress of Russia. Among his chief works are The Eight Provinces of Prussia, The Dying Warrior Crowned, The Vintage Gatherer, and numerous statues and busts, including those of Bismarck and Moltke.