Joseph Karl Stieler

Joseph Karl Stieler (1 November 1781 – 9 April 1858) was a German painter.[1] From 1820 until 1855 he worked as royal court painter of the Bavarian kings. He is known for his Neoclassical portraits, especially for the Gallery of Beauties at Nymphenburg Palace in Munich, as well as his emblematic portrait of Ludwig van Beethoven, which has become one of his most famous works.

Joseph Karl Stieler
Born
Joseph Karl Stieler

(1781-11-01)1 November 1781
Died9 April 1858(1858-04-09) (aged 76)
Spouse(s)
Pauline Luise Beckers
(m. 1818; died 1830)

Josephine von Miller
(m. 1833)
Children8, including Karl Stieler
Parents
  • August Friedrich Stieler (father)
  • Philippine Fritzmann (mother)

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