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date: 19 November 2019

Schöpf, Joseflocked

(b Telfs, nr Innsbruck, Feb 2, 1745; d Innsbruck, Sept 15, 1822).
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(b Telfs, nr Innsbruck, Feb 2, 1745; d Innsbruck, Sept 15, 1822).

Austrian painter. He trained (1756–8) under Philipp Haller (1698–1772) in Innsbruck, and then embarked on several years of travel, before obtaining his first commissions for the Cistercian monastery at Stams in the Tyrol, with which he remained closely associated throughout his life. Between 1768 and 1775 Schöpf worked with the painter Martin Knoller, who made a deep impression on him as a teacher, on frescoes in Ettal (1769), Neresheim (1770–75) and in the Bürgersaal in Munich (1773; all in situ). Having won an imperial scholarship he spent the years 1775–83 in Rome, where he studied antique sculpture and made copies of works by Raphael, Agostino Carracci and Annibale Carracci, Guido Reni and Domenichino. Schöpf also met Anton von Maron, Anton Raphael Mengs and Heinrich Füger while in Rome. He painted historical subjects for aristocratic patrons, and also completed his first altarpieces for churches in the Tyrol: at Untermieming (...

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