Anna Maria Hilfening
Anna Maria Lange
21 April 1713
|Died||26 May 1783 (aged 70)|
Hilfeling was born in Stockholm, the daughter of a book-keeper. She displayed talent in drawing as a child, became a student of artist Burchardt Precht in 1722, at the age of nine, and was later a student of the artist Niclas Lafrenssen (1698-1756). She was admired by Carl Gustav Tessin, and by the royal house. She painted in oil and made drawings, but was foremost a miniaturist. Among her clients were the king and the queen, king Frederick I of Sweden and queen Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden.
Hilfeling married the city surgeon Johan Gottfried Hilfeling in 1739. Their son, Carl Gustav Gottfried Hilfeling (1740-1823) also became an artist. Anna Maria Hilfeling died at Romelanda in Bohuslän. 
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