Johann Michael Bretschneider

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Philosophers in study, 1700; National Museum of Wrocław
Scholar in study, 1700; National Museum of Wrocław
Picture Gallery, 1702, Germanisches Nationalmuseum

Johann Michael Bretschneider (1680–1729) was a German painter.


Bretschneider was born at Aussig, in Bohemia. His parents were Wentzel and Ludmilla Bretschneider. His teacher is not assuredly known, but it is believed that he learned from Johann Rudolf Byss (1660–1738) in Prague. On 18 July 1700 he was admitted to the painters' guild in Old Town and got Citizenship on 20 September 1700. He stayed in Prague until 1703. In the years 1717-1721, he can be detected in Vienna, where he painted genre pictures and flowers, then he probably came to Bavaria. Pictures of him are displayed in the Pinakothek in Munich (p.e. Musical Entertainment) and in the Germanisches Nationalmuseum in Nuremberg (p.e. Picture Gallery). [1]



  • Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainBryan, Michael (1886). "Bretschneider, Johann Michael". In Graves, Robert Edmund (ed.). Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers (A–K). I (3rd ed.). London: George Bell & Sons.

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