Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld

1794 - 1872

Schnorr von Carolsfeld was a member of the Nazarene Brotherhood of painters active in Rome in the early decades of the 19th century. Like them, he sought to invest modern painting with the purity of form and spiritual values he admired in the art of early Renaissance Italy and Northern Europe. His best-known work is his 'Bible in Pictures', a collection of 240 prints showing scenes from the Bible.