Georg Desmarées

Georg Desmarées or Des Marées, (29 October 1697 – 3 October 1776) was a Swedish-born German portrait painter.[1]

Georg Desmarées
Self portrait with his daughter, ca. 1750
Self portrait with his daughter, ca. 1750
Born1697 (1697)
Stockholm, Sweden
Died1776 (1777) (aged 79)
Munich, Germany
Other namesGeorg Des Marées
OccupationSwedish artist


Desmarées was born in 1697 at Stockholm, Sweden. He was the son of immigrant parents Jean Desmarées and Sara Meijteris. He was instructed in painting by a maternal relative, Martin Meytens (1648–1736), and later he became his assistant. In 1724 he made a stay in Amsterdam, and in the following year in Nuremberg where he visited the drawing academy of Johann Daniel Preissler (1666 –1737) and then in Venice, where he received further training from Italian Rococo painter Giovanni Battista Piazzetta (ca 1682–1754).[2][3]

In 1731, he married Barbara Marie Schuhbauer and settled in Munich where he became a court painter. His wife died in 1743.

He continued to reside in Munich until his own death in 1776. A portrait of himself and one of his daughter are, with a third in the Munich Gallery, and other portraits by him are at Augsburg.[4]


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  3. ^ "Johann Daniel Preißler (1666-1737)". Retrieved January 1, 2019.
  4. ^ C. Hernmarck. "Georg Desmarées". Svenskt biografiskt lexikon. Retrieved January 1, 2019.
  •   This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainBryan, Michael (1886). "Desmarées, Georg". In Graves, Robert Edmund (ed.). Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers (A–K). Vol. I (3rd ed.). London: George Bell & Sons.