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Adam Elsheimer

male / German
Frankfurt am Main (city) 1578-03-18
baptized on 18 March 1578 (Saur 2002); Houbraken: 1574.
Rome 1610-12-11
buried in the parish church of San Lorenzo in Lucina
Family relationships
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He married on 22 December 1606 in Rome with Carla Antonia Stuart from Frankfurt, the widow of the painter Nicolas de Breul from Verdun (died 25 October 1606). Witnesses of the marriage were Paul Bril and Pietro Faccheto from Mantua (active in Rome 1591-1619). Carla Antonia married again, after Elsheimer's death on 1 November 1611 with Ascanio Quercia, painter from Rome.
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He probably worked in Venice in 1598 together with Hans Rottenhammer I and the Bassano's (Saur 2002). In Rome he became friends with Johannes Faber (herbalist and physician to pope Paul V, not to be confused with the painter Johannes Faber) and Paul Bril (Saur).
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Biographical information
Accademia di San Luca (Rome)
in 1606
Active in
  • Frankfurt am Main (stad) 1578 - 1596
    pupil of Philipp Uffenbach
  • Düsseldorf (stad) 1596
    Klessmann 2006
  • Karlsruhe (stad) 1596
    Klessmann 2006
  • Straatsburg 1596
    pupil of Friedrich Brentel (Saur 2002)
  • München 1598
    Klessmann 2006
  • Venetië 1598
    He possibly arrived in Venice in 1598, where he met and became friends with with Hans Rottenhammer I (Saur 2002).
  • Rome 1600
    Klessmann 2006; in 1606 he became a member of the Accademia di San Luca and married Carla Antonia Stuart from Germany.
  • Rome 1607 - 1610
    lived in the San Lorenzo quarter in Rome
born in
active in
died in
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.
genre, history (genre), landscape (genre), Christian religious scene
Creation date: 1991-12-14; Last modified date: 2023-05-16


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