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Adam Elsheimer

male / German
Qualifications
painter, graphic artist, draftsman
Nationality/school
German
Born
Frankfurt am Main 1578-03-18
baptized on 18 March 1578 ( Saur); Bénézit: 1574 ou 1578
Deceased
Rome 1610-12-11
buried in the parish church of San Lorenzo in Lucina
Family relationschips
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
He married on 22 December 1606 in Rome with Carla Antonia from Frankfurt, the widow of the painter Nicolas de Breul from Verdun (+ 25-10-1606). 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.
See also
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He probably worked in Venice in 1598 together with Hans Rottenhammer I and the Bassano's (Saur). 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
Education
Accademia di San Luca (Rome)
in 1606
Active in
  • Frankfurt am Main
  • Düsseldorf 1596
    Klessmann 2006
  • Karlsruhe 1596
    Klessmann 2006
  • Straatsburg 1596
    pupil of Friedrich Brentel (Saur)
  • 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).
  • Rome 1600
    Klessmann 2006
  • Rome 1607 - 1610
    lived in the San Lorenzo quarter in Rome
born in
active in
died in
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.
genre, history (as a genre), landscape (as genre), Christian religious scene
Entered on: 1991-12-14; Modification on: 2018-02-21

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