Franz Anton Maulbertsch

1724 - 1796

Trained at the Imperial art academy in Vienna, Maulbertsch enjoyed a highly successful career in the Austro-Hungarian Empire during the 18th century. He produced works for castles and churches in present-day Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.

Maulbertsch was admired for his swift, virtuoso working methods in creating frescoes and altarpieces, as well as small-scale independent works. In his atmospheric use of light and colour he is now recognised as the leading northern exponent of the tradition of Giovanni Battista Tiepolo.

Related paintings

Allegory of the Continent of Asia
Franz Anton Maulbertsch
about 1750
Allegory of the Continent of Asia
 
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