Carl Johann Adolf Eggers (1787-1863), a German historical painter, born at Neu Strelitz, was instructed by Matthäi at Dresden. He discovered the old mode of fresco-painting, and was employed in the Vatican at Rome, where he painted in the Braccio Nuovo. Subsequently he painted under the direction of Cornelius in the Museum at Berlin. Some of his oil-paintings are of considerable merit. He died in his native town in 1863.