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Anna Maria Hilfeling

Anna Maria Hilfeling

Anna Maria Hilfening, née Lange, was a Swedish artist, a portrait miniaturist. She was born in Stockholm, the daughter of a book-keeper. She displayed talent in drawing as a child and was made a student of artist Burchardt Precht in 1722 at the age of nine, and was later taught by artist Niclas Lafrenssen the Older and was admired by Carl Gustav Tessin and by the royal house. She painted in oil and made drawings but was foremost a miniaturist before she married the city surgent Hilfeling in 1739; among her clients were the king and the queen, king Frederick I of Sweden and queen Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden. Anna Maria Hilfeling died at Romelanda, Bohuslän. Her son, Carl ... more on Wikipedia

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