Joseph Bergler

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Joseph Bergler, lithograph by Franz Nadorp, 1823

Joseph Bergler the Younger (1 May 1753 – 25 June 1829) was a painter, author of numerous etchings, and director of the Prague Academy.

Bergler was born in Salzburg, the son of sculptor Joseph Bergler the Elder (1718–1788). He moved to Italy in 1776 and stayed in Rome for six years. In 1786, he returned to live with his parents in Passau. In 1800 he moved to Prague.[1]

During his sojourn in Rome he made a particular study of the works of Raphael. He was patronized by Cardinal Auersperg and Count Thun. He died in Prague, aged 76.


This article incorporates text from the article "BERGLER, Joseph" 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.