Anna Maria Hilfeling

Anna Maria Hilfeling, née Lange (21 April 1713 – 26 May 1783) was a Swedish artist and portrait miniaturist.[1]

Anna Maria Hilfening
Anna Maria Lange

(1713-04-21)21 April 1713
Stockholm, Sweden
Died26 May 1783(1783-05-26) (aged 70)
Bohuslän, Sweden
Known forPainting


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.[2][3]

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. [4]


  1. ^ "Hilfeling, Anna Maria". Svenskt biografiskt handlexikon. Retrieved April 1, 2020.
  2. ^ "Anna Maria Hilfeling". Anteckningar om svenska qvinnor. Retrieved April 1, 2020.
  3. ^ "Niclas Lafrensen". Svenskt biografiskt lexikon. Retrieved April 1, 2020.
  4. ^ "Hilfeling, Carl Gustaf Gottfried". Oxford University Press. Retrieved April 1, 2020.

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