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Austrian
Born
Innsbruck 1733-05/1733-05-29
baptized 29 May 1733 (Winterberg 1999)
Deceased
Vienna 1771-05-11
Winterberg 1998, p. 15; according to Thieme/Becker, he died on 13 May 1771
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son of the cabinet maker Anton Weirotter
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  • Innsbruck 1740 - 1750
    first lessons from Franz Michael Hueber und Josef Schmutzer in Innsbruck
  • Wenen 1751 - 1755
    studied at the academy 1751-1755; lieved with tha art dealer Fuchseder (Saur 2022)
  • Regensburg 1756
    staued with the art deal Wölfel for a year (Saur 2022)
  • Augsburg
  • Neurenberg
  • Bamberg
  • Würzburg
  • Fulda
  • Hanau (Darmstadt)
  • Frankfurt am Main
  • Mainz 1757
    Stayed here for 8 months. According to Thieme/Becker, he was court painter for Prince-Bishop Johann Frierich Karl von Ostein, Elector of Mainz during 15 years. His main work consisted in decorating the palace with supraporte and 'Prospecte von landschafften, ruinen, Architecturen, Schiffbrüchen oder Schiff und See Prospecte'.
  • Krefeld 1758-06-23
    saw the battle of Krefeld (Winterberg 1999)
  • Mainz
  • Flörsheim am Main
  • Mannheim 1758
    met with Philipp Hiernoymus Brinkmann
  • Parijs 1759 - 1763
    pupil and collaborator of J.G. Wille, who cared for him 'almost as a father'
  • Rome 1763-10 - 1764-10
    met here with J. Winkelmann and Hans Heinrich Füßli
  • Parijs 1764 - 1767
    lived with Cl. H. Watelet, whom he probably met in Rome; in close contact with the painter and engraver Jacob Matthias Schmutzer
  • Wenen 1767 - 1771
    called to Vienna by Jac. Schmutzer as teacher for landscape drawing and etching at the Kupferstich Akademie; although his activity was greatly hampered by suffering from an eye disease, he made his mark on the new generation of graphic artists.
Teacher at academy/university
Kaiserliche Akademie (Wenen)
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Subjects
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), portrait, marine (genre)
Creation date: 1992-02-01; Last modified date: 2022-12-23

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