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Artist: Anton Raphael Mengs (1728 - 1779)
Nationality: German
Movement: Neoclassicism
Media: Painting
Influences:

Biography:
Anton Raphael Mengs began studying art at the age of twelve. He traveled to Rome and stayed there for four years. He then returned to Dresden and achieved success as a pastel portrait painter. He traveled to Rome in 1746 and began using oils and converted to Catholicism. He spent the majority of his life in Italy after that where he painted altarpieces, frescos, and Grand Tour portraits. He was admitted to the Accademia di San Luca in Rome and taught at the Accademia del Nudo.


Artworks in Museum Collections: (60)
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art -
The Vision of Saint Anthony of Padua Anton Raphael Mengs (German, 1728-1779)Ivory; 5 1/8 x
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Anton Raphael Mengs Adam and Eve before God drawing: chalk 18th century
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Anton Raphael Mengs The Last Supper black ink, gray wash red chalk 18th century
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Anton Raphael Mengs Susanna and the Elders drawing: red chalk 18th century
The Metropolitan Museum of Art -
Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717-1768), shortly after 1755 Anton Raphael Mengs (German, 1728-1779)Oil on canvas; 25
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Portrait of John Viscount Garlies, later 7th Earl of Galloway, as Master of Garlies, Anton-Raphael Mengs (Germany, Aussig, Bohemia, 1728 - 1779)  (Artist), 1758, Oil on canvas
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Anton Raphael Mengs - Self-Portrait c. 1765-75 oil on canvas Cleveland Museum of Art German
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Anton Raphael Mengs - Infante Don Luis de Borbon c. 1776 oil on canvas Cleveland Museum of Art German
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts -
Artist: Anton Raffael Mengs Title: Studies of Virgin and Child Date: 18th century Medium: black
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L'Immaculée Conception (18e siècle) by MENGS Anton Raphaël
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Anton Raphael Mengs - Portrait of John Viscount Garlies, later 7th Earl of Galloway, as Master of Garlies 1758 oil on canvas Los Angeles County Museum of Art German
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JosÈ Joaquin Fabregat Mater Dolorosa Engraving 1769
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Giovanni Volpato Descent from the Cross Engraving and etching 18th - 19th century
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MARIE LOUISE DE PARME ; DIT AUTREFOIS MARIE AMELIE CHRISTINE DE SAXE (3e quart 18e siècle) by MENGS Anton Raphaël
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Christian Friedrich Boetius Portrait of the painter Johannas (Giovanni Battista) Casanova Crayon manner Engraving 18th century
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Les quatre arts libéraux : La Musique (18e siècle) by MENGS Anton Raphaël
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Les quatre arts libéraux : L'Astronomie (18e siècle) by MENGS Anton Raphaël
Museum of Fine Arts -
Raphael Mengs, German, 1728-1779 The Entombment 18th century Sight: 155.6 x 118.4 cm (61 1/4
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Angelo Campanella The Wall Painting on an Ancient Roman House, after a drawing by Anton von Maron Engraving 1786
The Metropolitan Museum of Art -
Portrait of a Gentleman, ca. 1770 Henry Benbridge (1743-1812)AmericanWatercolor on ivory; 1 1/4 x 1
The Metropolitan Museum of Art -
The Chariot of Aurora Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (Italian, Venetian, 1696-1770)Oil on canvas; 35 1/2 x
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L'Adoration des bergers (2e moitié 18e siècle) by MENGS Raphaël
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Anton Lehmden Laxenberg Etching 1962
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L'Adoration des bergers (2e moitié 18e siècle) by MENGS Raphaël
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ANTON VAN DYCK (1599-1641) (1630 vers) by DYCK Anton Van
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Anton Lehmden Bestie (Beast) Etching 1962
The Metropolitan Museum of Art -
The Savoyards Anton Dieffenbach (German, 1831-1904)Oil on canvas; 17 1/2 x 14 3/8 in. (44.5
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Vue de Constantinople (1860) by MELBYE Anton
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ISABELLE CLAIRE EUGENIE D'AUTRICHE (1566-1633) , REGENTE DES-PAYS BAS, EN HABIT DE CLARISSE (17e siècle) by DYCK Anton Van
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La Présentation de la Vierge au Temple by MENGS Raphaël
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Michael Wohlgemuth Liber chronicarum ([Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 1493]) Book with over 1800 woodcuts 1493
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Textile Length, ’Skyline’, Farkas and Baerman for L. Anton Maix Fabrics  (Artist), mid-1950s, Printed linen
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PORTRAIT D'HOMME AU POURPOINT ENTR'OUVERT (2e moitié 17e siècle) by FRANCHOYS Lucas
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Marine, effet d'orage (1845) by MELBYE Anton
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The Single Word, Don Anton  (Artist), 1983, Screenprint
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Jacques-Emile Blanche - Self-Portrait with Raphael de Ochoa 1890 oil on fabric Cleveland Museum of Art French
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CHARLES IV DE BOURBON, PRINCE DES ASTURIES (1748 ; 1819) (1765 vers) by MENGS Raphaël
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Sir Anthony van Dyck - The Prefect Raphael Ragius c. 1625 oil on canvas National Gallery of Art Flemish
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La Sainte Famille avec sainte Elisabeth et saint Jean-Baptiste (2e moitié 18e siècle) by MENGS Raphaël
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Anton Mauve In the Pasture oil on canvas 19th century
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Anton Overlaet [Man with a broom] 18th century
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Anton de Wael The Prodigal Son 17th century
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Anton Overlaet Four men arching 18th century
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Anton Overlaet [Fishermen] 18th century
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Anton Overlaet Four men bowling 18th century
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Anton de Wael The Prodigal Son 17th century
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Michael Wohlgemuth untitled, woodcut on f. II of the book Liber chronicarum ([Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 1493]) woodcut 15th - 16th century
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Michael Wohlgemuth Nuremberga, woodcut on f. C of the book Liber chronicarum ([Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 1493]) woodcut 15th - 16th century
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La Vierge à l'Enfant (17e siècle (?)) by VAN DYCK Anton (genre de)
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Michael Wohlgemuth untitled, woodcut on f. CCLXII of the book Liber chronicarum ([Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 1493]) woodcut 15th - 16th century
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Michael Wohlgemuth untitled, woodcut on f. XXXVII of the book Liber chronicarum ([Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 1493]) woodcut 15th - 16th century
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Christian Glassbach Christian Anton Brunneman 18th century
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Benjamin West - Mrs. West with Raphael West c. 1770 oil on canvas Cleveland Museum of Art American
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LA VIERGE AU POISSON (d'après RAPHAEL) (titre inscrit) (4e quart 19e siècle) by RAPHAEL (peintre, d'après) ; PELLERIN & Cie(imprimeur, éditeur)
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JOUEUR DE FLUTE TRAVERSIERE (17e siècle) by anonyme ; DYCK Anton Van (d'après)
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Anton Refregier Untitled Lithograph 20th century
The Metropolitan Museum of Art -
The Return to the Fold Anton Mauve (Dutch, 1838-1888)Oil on canvas; 19 3/4 x 33
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Anton Refregier San Francisco '34 Waterfront Strike screenprint 1949
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Anton Overlaet Old man with beard, fur trimmed coat and cap 18th century
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Anton Wachsmann Schleiermacher 18th - 19th century

Artnews Articles and Exhibition Information: (3)
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Fogg Art Museum, Harvard: Timeless Beauty: Representing the Ideal in Neoclassical Drawing
Timeless Beauty examines the origins, development, and ultimate dissolution of the drawing style of extreme linearity favored by artists working in the Neoclassical mode. Beginning in the 1750s and lasting into the early decades of the 1800s, arti...

Museum of Fine Art Houston: Art of Rome in the 18th Century
In the 18th century, Rome's civic and religious leaders commissioned exceptional artists from throughout Europe to construct and embellish churches, palaces, fountains, public ...

Philadelphia Museum of Art: The Splendor of 18th-Century Rome
A strong sense of their city's cultural centrality encouraged Rome's 18th-century civic and religious leaders to construct or embellish numerous churches, palaces, fountains, public plazas (piazze), gardens and gallerie...

Further Artwork and Information:

Anton Raphael Mengs Online
Anton Raphael Mengs - Olgas Gallery
ANTON RAPHAEL MENGS - Biography
Anton Raphael Mengs (1728 - 1779) Biography, Artwork Images, Exhibitions, Reviews
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Anton Raphael Mengs (Getty Museum)
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MENGS, Anton Raphael
Biografa - Mengs, Anton Raphael
Wikipedia: Anton Raphael Mengs

 

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