Johann Christoph Frisch

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Death of Field Marshal Schwerin at the Battle of Prague, 6th May 1757, now in the New Palace (Potsdam)
Wilhelm II, German Emperor, 1794, now at the Deutsches Historisches Museum

Johann Christoph Frisch, an historical painter, was the son of the designer and engraver, Ferdinand Helfreich Frisch, and was born at Berlin in 1737. He was a pupil of B. Rode, but afterwards studied further at Rome. He died at Berlin in 1815, while holding the posts of court painter and director of the Academy. He painted numerous ceilings in the palaces at Berlin, Potsdam, and Sans Souci, with portraits, mythological representations, and scenes from the life of Frederick the Great.

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This article incorporates text from the article "FRISCH, Johann Christoph" in Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers by Michael Bryan, edited by Robert Edmund Graves and Sir Walter Armstrong, an 1886–1889 publication now in the public domain.