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Johann Christian Thomas Winck

1738 Eichstätt – 1797 Munich

Having spent a year in Eichstätt as a journeyman with Jakob Feuchtmayer, Christian Winck continued his artistic training in Augsburg and Freising. In 1760 he was appointed court painter to the Elector in Munich. Winck was the most sought-after fresco painter in the city in the second half of the 18th century. He provided decorative paintings for the Munich Residenz and painted designs for the tapestry manufactory there. He also made the decorations for the court theatre as well as a large number of frescoes and altar pieces for churches in the Bavarian royal seat, in Starnberg, Metten, Egling, Aldersbach and Ingolstadt. Winck’s printed oeuvre, by contrast, is limited. Nagler records a total of seven etchings which were regarded as rare even in his time.