Franz Anton Maulbertsch  1724 – 1796

Born Langenargen am Bodensee. Painter of the Baroque style, his work spanned the second half of the 18th century in both oil painting and fresco on themes religious, mythological and sometimes worldly. Working as he did at the end of the Baroque artistic tradition and at the time of the onset of Neo- classicism put him at a disadvantage and he was for long neglected, but he is now seen as one of the leading painters of his century comparable to Giambattista Tiepolo. His work can be found widespread throughout Central Europe.