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Anna Maria Werner

née Haid, 1688 Danzig – 1753 Dresden

The miniaturist, Anna Maria Werner, was the daughter of Andreas Haid, a goldsmith from Danzig, and received her initial training from her father. In 1705, she married Christoph Joseph Werner, the eldest son of the famous painter and miniaturist Joseph Werner II, in Berlin. A talented artist, she excelled in her adopted country as a miniature portraitist, some of her works being reproduced by prominent engravers such as Johann Jakob Haid and Johann Georg Wolfgang. In 1721 Werner was called to the court in Dresden and moved with her husband to the Saxon royal seat, where she subsequently worked as a miniaturist and designer of engraving templates.