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Carl Johann Haag                       1820-1915
Carl was born on 20 April 1820, the son of Christoph Bavaria, Germany. He was educated at the Academies of Nurnberg and Munich. After establishing a local reputation as an illustrator and portrait painter, he settled in England in 1847, gave up painting in oils, and devoted himself to water colour drawing, entering himself as a student at the Royal Academy.

He traveled extensively, and it was on one of his painting expeditions in Tirol in 1852 that he was found sketching by the Prince of Leiningen and the Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, who were attracted by his work and gave him important commissions. In 1853 he was elected a full member of the Royal Water Colour Society, and a picture which he had painted for the Prince of Leiningen, Queen Victoria's half-brother, secured for him an invitation to Balmoral, where he painted, by command, two water-colours, "The Royal Family ascending Loch-na-gar" and "Evening at Balmoral Castle. The Stags brought Home," which were given by the Queen and Prince Albert as Christmas presents to each other.

Mr. Haag was deeply interested in antiquities, and restored the medieval Red Tower at Oberwesel-am-Rhine. On his arrival in England he became naturalized and when he was married in 1866 to Ida, only daughter of Herr Generalmajor Wilhelm Anton Büttner, he settled in Hampstead, where he built himself a large studio. It is interesting to note that he was an early member of the Artists Rifle Corps.

Carl and Ida returned to Germany and took up residence at Rother, Thurm, Oberwesel-am-Rhein, where they both lived to a ripe old age, Ida in her 80th year and Carl in his 95th year..
Ida Büttner                                 1832-1911
Ida Juliane Margarethe Luise Büttner
Ida was born on 17 September 1832, the only daughter of Herr Generalmajor Wilhelm Anton Büttner and Ernestine Stoltze, at Zelle, Hanover, Germany.
 


View some of his paintings


I have identified the following children.
  Victor Carl Born 12 May 1867   Hampstead, Middlesex Remained Single
Emil Carl Born 25 Oct 1868   Hampstead, Middlesex Remained Single
Erna Carl Born 17 Jan 1870   Hampstead, Middlesex Married Edward Darrel Kilburn
Norman Carl Born 8 Dec 1850   Hampstead, Middlesex Married Doris Maud de Winton White

Birth of Parents
Carl Johann Haag b: 20 Apr 1820         Erlangen, Bavaria, Germany
son of Christoph Wilhelm Haag and Barbara Weber

Ida Juliane Margarethe Luise Büttner b: 17 Sep 1832         Celle, Hanover, Germany
daughter of Herr Generalmajor Wilhelm Anton Büttner and Ernestine Stoltze

Marriage
1866
Carl Johann Haag
Ida Büttner

Children
Victor Carl Haag b: 12 May 1867               Hampstead, Middlesex       1867 2Q Hampstead 1a 604
son of Carl Johann Haag and Ida Büttner
Emil Carl Haag b: 25 Oct 1868               Hampstead, Middlesex       1868 4Q Hampstead 1a 595
son of Carl Johann Haag and Ida Büttner
Erna Carl Haag b: 17 Jan 1870               Hampstead, Middlesex       1870 1Q Hampstead 1a 628
daughter of Carl Johann Haag and Ida Büttner
Norman Carl Haag b: 8 Dec 1871               Hampstead, Middlesex       1872 1Q Hampstead 1a 635
son of Carl Johann Haag and Ida Büttner

1871 Census RG10-192 3 April 1871 Hampstead, St. John, London
7 Lyndhurst Road
Carl Haag
Ida (Wife)
Victor C.
Emil C.
Erna C.
Plus 4 Servants
Age 50
Age 38
Age 3
Age 2
Age 1
Artist Bavaria
Hanover
Hampstead
Hampstead
Hampstead


Middlesex
Middlesex
Middlesex
20 Apr 1820
17 Sep 1832
abt 1865
25 Oct 1868
abt 1870

1881 Census RG11-0167 4 April 1881 London, Middlesex
7 Lyndhurst Road
Carl Haag
Ida (Wife)
Victor C.
Emil C.
Erna C.
Norman C.
Plus 3 Servants
Age 60
Age 48
Age 13
Age 12
Age 10
Age 9
Water Colour Artist Bavaria
Hanover
Hampstead
Hampstead
Hampstead
Hampstead


Middlesex
Middlesex
Middlesex
Middlesex
20 Apr 1820
17 Sep 1832
abt 1867
25 Oct 1868
abt 1870
8 Dec 1871

1891 Census RG12-0107 6 April 1891 St John, Hampstead, London
7 Lyndhurst Road
Carl Haag
Ida (Wife)
Erna C.
Plus 3 Servants
Age 70
Age 58
Age 21
Artist Painter Erlanger
Zelle
Hampstead
Bavaria
Hanover
Middlesex
20 Apr 1820
17 Sep 1832
abt 1870

1901 Census RG13-0121 1 April 1901 St John, Hampstead, London
7 Lyndhurst Road
Johann Carl Haag
Ida (Wife)
Erna C.
Plus 3 Servants
Age 80
Age 68
Age 30
Artist Painter Natunabew

Hampstead
Germany
Germany
Middlesex
20 Apr 1820
17 Sep 1832
abt 1870

Death
Ida (Büttner) Haag Died 27 Dec 1911, Age 79,  at Rother, Thurm, Oberwesel-am-Rhein, Germany

The Times, Friday, Jan 05, 1912                   DEATHS
  HAAG - On 27th December 1911, at Rother, Thurm, Oberwesel-am-Rhein, Germany, Ida the beloved wife of Carl Haag, Esq., R.W.S., and only daughter of General Büttner, Stadt Commandant, Luneburg, Hanover, aged 79.
Rother, Thurm, Oberwesel-am-Rhein, Germany

Death
Carl Johann Haag Died 17 Jan 1915, Age 94,  at Rother, Thurm, Oberwesel-am-Rhein, Germany

The Times, Wednesday, Jan 20, 1915     OBITUARIES
DEATH OF MR. CARL HAAG

A VICTORIAN COURT PAINTER

  The death occurred on Sunday last of the veteran water-colour painter Mr. Carl Haag, at his residence, Rother Thurm, Oberwesel-am-Rhine.   Mr. Haag, who held the position of Court Painter (Hofmaler) to the Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, was in his 95th year.   He was born in Bavaria, and was educated at the Academies of Nürnberg and Munich.   After establishing a local reputation as an illustrator and portrait painter, he settled in England in 1847, gave up painting in oils and devoted himself to water-colour drawing, entering himself as a student at the Royal Academy.
  He travelled extensively, and it was on one of his painting expeditions in Tirol in 1852 that he was found sketching by the Prince of Leiningen and the
Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, who were attracted by his work and gave him important commissions.   In 1853 he was elected a full member of the Royal Water Colour Society, and a picture which he had painted for the Prince of Leiningen, Queen Victoria's half-brother, secured for him an invitation to Balmoral, where he painted, by command, two water-colours, "The Royal Family ascending Loch-na-gar" and "Evening at Balmoral Castle. The Stags brought Home," which were given by the Queen and Prince Albert as Christmas presents to each other.
  Mr. Haag was deeply interested in antiquities, and restored the medieval Red Tower at Oberwesel-am-Rhine.   On his arrival in England he became naturalized, and when he was married in 1866 to Ida, only daughter of General Buethner, he settled in Hampstead, where he built himself a large studio.   It is interesting to note that he was an early member of the Artists Rifle Corps.
Rother, Thurm, Oberwesel-am-Rhein, Germany

SPECIAL THANKS  to Clifford Allison, for the photos and many of the details provided above.