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Anton Raphael Mengs







Anton Raphael Mengs

(b Ústi nad Labem [Ger. Aussig], Bohemia (now in Czech Republic), 12 March 1728; d Rome, 29 June 1779).

Painter and writer, brother of Theresia Concordia Mengs. His early career was at the Dresden court; thereafter he worked principally in Rome and Madrid, notably on the frescoes at the Villa Albani and the Palacio Real respectively. As an early exponent of Neo-classicism he produced some impressive classical and religious scenes, though he was most accomplished as a portrait painter. Under the influence of Johann Joachim Winckelmann he also wrote some theoretical works, of which the most important is the Gedanken über die Schönheit und über den Geschmack in der Malerey (1762). Although acclaimed during his lifetime, he was later regarded as an unimaginative eclectic, a view that continues to be widely held.




Pastel on paper, 55,5 x 42,5 cm
Gemaldegalerie, Dresden


Discesa dello Spiritu Santo


Adorazione dei pastori con Dio Padre in una gloria degli angeli


Allegoria del Museo Clementino


Andata al Calvario




Ascensione di Cristo


Assunzione di Maria


Deposizione di Cristo


La adoracion de los pastores


La apoteosis de Trajano


La Magdalena penitente


La Sacra Famiglia con Santa Elisabetta, San Giovanni Battista e due angli


Madonna del Divino Amore ( copia da Rafaello )


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