Joseph Fratrel

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Allegory of Astronomy, ca. 1780, now in the Reiss-Engelhorn Museum in Mannheim
The Apotheosis of Elector Charles Theodore, 1779

Joseph Fratrel, born at Épinal in 1730, was a scholar of Baudouin in Paris, and distinguished himself as a painter and etcher. He was court painter of King Stanislaus and the Elector-Palatine Charles Theodore: in the Darmstadt Museum is a portrait of the Electress. He died at Mannheim on May 15, 1783. The following are his best-known works:

  • Joseph's Dream; after L. Krahe.
  • The Miller's Son.
  • St. Nicholas.


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