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Mary Ellenrieder

Born: Konstanz, 1791
Died: Konstanz, 1863
Nationality: German
Background: 

father was court clock maker (Bavaria)

Studies: 

Klosterschule Zoffingen, Konstanz (1796-1804); with miniature painter Joseph Einsele (1810-13); Akademie der Bildenden Künste (1813-15, 1816-17, Munich)

Career: 

1818-22 portrait painter in Freiburg, Konstanz, Zurich

1820 – first commission for altar paintings (Ichenheim bei Offenburg)

1822 – meets Friedrich Overbeck, associates with Nazarenes

1827 – wins gold medal at Badischen Kunstverein (Baden Art Association)

1828 – appointed Court Painter in Baden

1832 – joins Baden Kunstverein (art association)


Students

Anna Martignoni (genre painter), Katarina Felder (sculptor), Paul Deschwanden, Johann Hengartner

Travels

Rome/Italy (1822-24; 1838-40); Florence (1824-25)

Important Artworks: 

Mary Enthroned with Christ Child, 1822 (St Nicolaus, Ichenheim)

Death of St Stephan (altarpiece), 1828 (St Stephan, Karlsruhe)

“Let the Children Come to Me,” 1840-41 (Callenberg Castle, Coberg)

Queen Victoria, 1847-49 (Osbourne House, Isle of Wight)