Born in Bohemia in March 12, 1728, Mengs became one of the most important court painter in Dresden, Rome and Madrid in the third quarter of the eighteenth century. He was perhaps the leading artist of early Neoclassicism.
Whereas Meng’s portraits of prominent sitters are notable for their delicacy, meticulous detail and refined beauty, his self-portraits are essays in truthfulness.
He died in Rome in June 29, 1779 at the age of 51.
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