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Franz Joseph Manskirch

male / German
Qualifications
painter, watercolorist
Nationality/school
German
Born
Ehrenbreitstein (Fort) 1768-10-06
Deceased
Danzig (hist.) 1830-03-16
Merlo says that he killed himself in 1827, by stabbing himself with his painting spatula. Later information puts this event in 1830.
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grandson of Johann, son of Bernhard Gottfried Manskirch
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Active in
  • Keulen 1788
    probably went with his father tot Cologne
  • Londen (Engeland) 1793 - 1796
    He probably went to England to escape the French occupation of Cologne and the ensuing economic slump (Straus-Ernst 1928)
  • Aken 1803 - 1808
    watercolours of the surroundings of Aachen as a consignment for the Emperess Josephine (Straus-Ernst 1928, p. 87 and 91)
  • Memel (Preussen) 1821
    On his way to Bonn by way of Northern Germany, his ship was diverted to Memel in a storm. He stayed some time in Memel, according to Merlo. Straus-Ernst doubts this stay in Memel (Straus-Ernst 1928, p. 88)
  • Danzig (hist.) 1823-01-25 - 1825
    A letter to Professor Wallraf in Cologne; he seems to have been professor at the Academy there. The greater part of thsi letter (City Archive Colgne) seems to tell about his stay in England (Straus-Ernst 1928, p. 88)
  • Bonn 1822
    Professor for drawing at the University of Bonn: it is unclear if he ever taught there in the end (Straus-Ernst 1928, p. 88)
  • Frankfurt am Main 1825
    worked for the editors Ingel und Prestel (Straus-Ernst 1928, p. 89)
  • Berlin 1825
    It seems that he didn't find any recognition here and went on to Danzig,
  • Danzig (hist.) 1827 - 1830
    Merlo says that he killed himself in 1827, by stabbing himself with his painting spatula. Later information puts this event in 1830
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landscape (as genre)
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Entered on: 1992-01-17; Modification on: 2018-07-02

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