Tischbein, Johann Heinrich Wilhelm (yōˈhän hĪnˈrĭkh vĭlˈhĕlm tĭshˈbĪn) [key], 1751–1829, German classical painter and etcher. He was a popular portrait painter of the German royalty. He also executed several portraits of Goethe (e.g., Goethe in the Roman Campagna, 1786, Goethemuseum, Frankfurt). Tischbein worked for a time in Naples, making engravings from Greek vases. Many of his etchings are illustrations for the works of Homer.