Anton Raphael Mengs

(1728 - 1779)
Anton Raphael Mengs was a German painter, active in Dresden, Rome, and Madrid, who while painting in the Rococo period of the mid-18th century became one of the precursors to Neoclassical painting, which replaced Rococo as the dominant painting style in Europe.

On two occasions he accepted invitations from Charles III of Spain to go to Madrid. The...
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