Joseph Bergler

Joseph Bergler the Younger (1 May 1753 – 25 June 1829) was a painter, author of numerous etchings, and director of the Prague Academy.

Joseph Bergler, lithograph by Franz Nadorp, 1823

Bergler was born in Salzburg, the son of sculptor Joseph Bergler the Elder (1718–1788) who instructed his son. He moved to Italy in 1776 and stayed in Rome for six years. There he studied under Martin Knoller. He also became acquainted with Mengs, Hamilton and Volpato. In 1786, he returned to live with his parents in Passau. In 1800 he moved to Prague.[1] He created alter-pieces for a number of churches in Prague and the vicinity.

During his sojourn in Rome he made a particular study of the works of Raphael. He was patronized by Cardinal Auersperg and Count Thun. He died in Prague, aged 76.


  1. ^ Österreichisches Biographisches Lexikon 1815–1950 (PDF).


  •   This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainBryan, Michael (1886). "Bergler, Joseph". In Graves, Robert Edmund (ed.). Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers (A–K). I (3rd ed.). London: George Bell & Sons.

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