Johann Ender

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Johann Ender
Johann Nepomuk Ender.jpg
Etching by Franz Xaver Stöber, 1852

Johann Nepomuk Ender (3 November 1793 Vienna – 16 March 1854 Vienna) was an Austrian painter.

Biography[edit]

As a portrait painter, he was successful at an early age. He studied at the Vienna Academy, and when he had hardly attained his majority won its four leading prizes. In 1818-1819, he joined Count Szecheni of Hungary on a tour of Turkey and Greece. In 1820, he went to Italy, and in Florence and Rome produced a number of works from Biblical and historical subjects. After spending a year in Paris, he returned to Vienna in 1827, where devoted his attention to miniature and historical paintings, being professor at the Academy from 1829 to 1850.

Works[edit]

Among his works are:

Fresco in the Vienna Cathedral (1853)
  • “Madonna with Slumbering Christ Child” (Vienna Museum)
  • “Marcus Aurelius on His Death Bed” (1814, Esterhazy Gallery)
  • “The Crucifixion”, his masterpiece (a fresco in the Vienna Cathedral)
  • “Orestes Pursued by the Furies” (1815)
  • “Minerva Showing Ithaca to Ulysses” (1816)
  • “Assumption” (1817)
  • “Sleeping at Christ's Sepulchre” (1817)
  • “Judith” (exhibited in 1824)
  • Miguel I of Portugal” (1827) (in the Queluz Palace)
  • From Darkness, the Light” or “Allegory of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences” (1831)
  • “Bacchus Finding Ariadne”

Also notable is his great cartoon of the entry of Christ into Jerusalem.

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