NamnMatthaeus Merian
  • Yrke/Titelkonstnär
  • DateringLevnadstid: 1621-1687, Tyskland, Frankfurt am Main
    Verksamhetstid: 1636-1687
Biografi
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Matthaeus Merian, son of the painter and engraver Matthaeus Merian the Elder, first studied under Joachim von Sandrart in Frankfurt, before going to Holland and Flanders were he met and got inspired by Rubens and Jordaens. After his fathers death Merian took over the family business and focused his work on engravings, mainly the illustrated works of the Theatrum Europaeum, a contemporary chronicle over the central persons and important events during the 17th century.He also served as court painter to Carl Gustaf Wrangel during the years 1647-1662 and under that period executed a large number of portraits of Wrangel and other prominent persons connected to the Swedish army.