Jacob Edvardsson Munch ( 9 August 1776 – 10 June 1839) was a Norwegian military officer and painter.[1][2]

Jacob Edvardsson Munch
Self-portrait of Munch
Born(1776-08-09)August 9, 1776
DiedJune 10, 1839(1839-06-10) (aged 62)
Alma materRoyal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
SpouseEmerentze Carlsen Barclay
Parent(s)Edvard Munch (1738-1793)
Petronelle Helene Krefting (1746-1810)
Coronation of Charles XIV John as king of Norway at Nidaros Cathedral

Biography Edit

Munch was born in Christiania, Norway. He was educated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen (1804–1806) and later Paris. His teacher was French Neoclassical painter Jacques-Louis David. After his studies, he worked in Italy and Germany. [3]

He painted a series of portraits of the famous people of the time. Munch was invited to Norway in 1813 by future Danish king Christian Frederik. His most notable assignment was the coronation picture of Charles XIV John as king of Norway from 1818. The coronation of Charles XIV John at Nidaros Cathedral was made on royal order. [3]

Jacob Munch co-founded the Norwegian National Academy of Craft and Art Industry in Christiania in 1818 and also worked as a teacher there. [3]

Family Edit

Jacob was a son of inspector Edvard Munch (1738–1793) and Petronelle Helene Krefting[4] (1746 – 1810). He married Emerentze Carlsen Barclay (1786–1869), whose parents were Christen Carlsen Barclay and Severine Bøhme. They were the parents of Sophie Edvarda Munch, Emma Wilhelmine Munch, Nicoline Munch and Marie Fredrikke Munch.

His relatives included medical officer Christian Munch (1817–89) [5] and historian Peter Andreas Munch (1810-1863) as well as the famous painter Edvard Munch (1863–1944).[6]

References Edit

  1. ^ Falahat, Ann. "Jacob Munch". Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Retrieved 28 February 2012.
  2. ^ Gyldendals store konversasjonsleksikon
  3. ^ a b c "Jacob Munch". Norsk Kunstnerleksikon. 20 February 2017. Retrieved December 1, 2020.
  4. ^ Family of Petronelle Helene Krefting
  5. ^ Jerome A. Winer. The Annual of Psychoanalysis, Volume 17.
  6. ^ The Prints of Edvard Munch, Mirror of His Life: An Exhibition of Prints from the Collection of Sarah G. and Lionel C. Epstein