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Matthäus Merian (I)

male / Swiss, German
Swiss, German
Basel (Switzerland) 1593-09-22
Bad Schwalbach 1650-06-19
Family relationships
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
son of Walter Merian (1558-1617) and Margarete Falkner (1557-1629); married 1) in Oppenheim in 1618 to Maria Magdalena de Bry (1598 - 1645) and 2) in Frankfurt on 27 February 1646 to Johanna Catharina Heim (died 1690); father of Susanne Barbara Merian (169-1645), Mattäus Merian II, Caspar Merian and Maria Sybilla Merian
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In this field, you will find references to names of groups or to the artists that made/make up groups. You may also come across references to other artists if there was/is question of collaboration without a joint name. This is the case, for instance, with artists who rendered parts of works by other artists (such as with P.P Rubens and J. Brueghel I).
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Period of activity
1608 - 1650
active c. 1608-1650
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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.
landscape (genre), still life, Christian religious scene
Creation date: 1992-02-01; Last modified date: 2023-02-09


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