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MENGS, ISMAEL ISRAEL:

Danish portrait-painter; born in Copenhagen 1690; died in Dresden Dec. 26, 1765. He learned the art of miniature- and enamel-painting in Lübeck, and then traveled through Germany, Italy, and Austria, earning a scant livelihood until 1764, when he was appointed professor at the Academy of Art in Dresden, and court painter to King August III., from whom he received an annuity.

Bibliography:
  • C. F. Bricka, Dansk Biografisk Lexicon;
  • Philip Weilbach, Dansk Kunstnerlexikon.
S. F. C.
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