The Eglin brothers were engravers (both copperplate and lithography) based in Lucerne. The firm wa established in by 1819 by Karl Martin Eglin, who was soon joined by his brother, Bernhard Eglin, who studied lithography under Engelmann in Strasburg. In 1826, Bernhard left the firm and opened another under his own name (although in early work he signed as Egli); Karl Martin continued to publish as Gebrüder Eglin.