Self portrait with his daughter, ca. 1750
Georg Desmarées or Des Marées, a portrait painter, was born in 1697 at Stockholm, where he was instructed in painting by Martin Meytens, whose assistant he afterwards became. In 1724 he made a stay in Amsterdam, and in the following year in Nuremberg and then in Venice, where he received further tuition from Piazzetta. In 1731 he settled in Munich, where he became court painter, and where he continued to reside till his death in 1776. A portrait of himself and one of his daughter are, with a third in the Munich Gallery, and other portraits by him are at Augsburg.
Maria Rosa Walburga von Soyer, 1750, now at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
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This article incorporates text from the article "DESMARéES, Georg" 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.
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