David Klöcker Ehrenstrahl

male / German, Swedish
painter, court painter
German, Swedish
Hamburg 1628-04/1628-04-27
baptized 27 April 1628 in Hamburg (St. Nicolai); older sources give 23 September 1629
Stockholm 1698-10-27
buried in te Storkyrkan, Epitaph designed by Nicodemus Tessin II (Saur 2002); according to Thieme/Becker died 23 October 1698
Family relationships
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father of Anna Maria Ehrenstrahl
See also
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was employed by Wrangel
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Biographical information
Active in
  • Osnabrück 1646 - 1648
    as secretary to the Swedish peace delegation; here he possibly met Joachim von Sandrart with whom he followed painting lessons
  • Amsterdam 1648 - 1650
    went to Amsterdam after the Peace of Münster (1648) where he became pupil of Juriaen Jacobsz. for two years
  • Pommeren 1651
    worked for the Swedish gouvernor of Pommern Karl Gustav Wrangel in 1651, went to Sweden with him in 1652
  • Zweden 1652 - 1654
    worked for the dowager Maria Eleonora; left in 1654 for a trip abroad for 7 years
  • Venetië 1654 - 1656
    c. 1654; met Erik Dahlberg in Venice, who became a friend for life; travelled with him tot Rome and further, drawing after nature
  • Rome 1656 - 1659
    worked in Rome for Friedrich von Hessen, a cousin of Queen Christina; was in contact with artists from the circle of Bernini. Worked with Pietro da Cortona. Left Rome in 1659, expecting to become court painter in Stockholm
  • Orléans (Loiret)
    drawings of Orleans in his sketchbook
  • Parijs 1659 - 1660
    travelled to Paris where he stayed until after the summer of 1660
  • Londen (Engeland) 1660 - 1661-08
  • Stockholm 1661-08 - 1698
    arrived in August 1661 in Stockhom and became court painter on 17 December 1661
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This field specifies the various subject categories or genres that constitute the oeuvre of the artist in question. The contents of this field are generally based more on the documentation available at the RKD than on the literature.
history (as a genre), allegory, portrait, still life, animal painting (genre)
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Hahr 1905
Creation date: 1992-01-11; Last modified date: 2021-07-19


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