loading page

Loading the page ...

Franz Anton Maulbertsch

1724 Langenargen – 1796 Vienna

Franz Anton Maulbertsch was without doubt one of the pre-eminent artistic figures in Austria in the second half of the 18th century. His expressive, often dramatic and compositionally innovative works earned him great renown and paved the way for the international significance that Austrian Baroque came to acquire. He is known to have produced just twelve etchings, all of which he made during the last twenty years of his life. In 1770 he was admitted to the Academy of Engraving in Vienna, which had been founded a few years previously by his later father-in-law, Jakob Schmutzer.