Philipp Hieronymus Brinckmann

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Landscape, ca. 1750, now at the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg.
Mural painting in the Jesuit Church, Mannheim.

Philipp Hieronymus Brinckmann or Brinkman (1709 – 21 December 1760) was a German painter and engraver


Brinckmann was born at Speyer in 1709. He was a pupil of J. G. Dathan. His favourite subjects were landscapes, but he also painted historical subjects and portraits; in some of the latter he imitated the force and colouring of Rembrandt. He was painter to the Court, and keeper of the Gallery at Mannheim, where he died. In the Städel at Frankfort is a 'Swiss Landscape' signed P. H. Brinckmann fecit, 1745.[1]


He etched some plates in a picturesque and spirited style. The following are his principal prints:[1]

  • Philipp Hieronymus Brinkman; se ipse fec.
  • David with the Head of Goliath. 1741.
  • The Death of Pyramus.
  • The Repose in Egypt; Rembrandt inv.; Brinkman fec.
  • The Resurrection of Lazarus; Brinkman fec.
  • Mary Magdalene at the Feet of our Saviour.
  • Christ and the Samaritan Woman.
  • The Presentation in the Temple; P. J. Brinkman inv. et fec.
  • Six pleasing Landscapes; Ph. Brink. del. et fec.



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