Ferdinand von Rayski and Bieberstein
While Luther and Goethe zu Bieberstein only have historical marginal contact, the painter Ferdinand von Rayski (1806-1890) had relatively close relationships with Bieberstein. During his lifetime, Rayski was little known even among artistic circles. That was because he was a traveling portrait painter who earned his living, especially in Saxon aristocratic houses, by commissioning painting and, as a perpetual bachelor, was a welcome entertainer there. He was also in Bieberstein several times, sometimes for longer, on the manor of the von Schroeter family, to which he was largely related. 15 years after his death, Bieberstein helped him achieve late recognition by chance.