Anna Maria Thelott

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Slightly damaged self-portrait oil painting depicting Anna Maria Thelott

Anna Maria Thelott (1683–1710) was a Swedish artist. She was an engraver, an illustrator, a woodcut-artist, and a miniaturist painter.

Biography and career[edit]

Anna Maria Thelott was the issue of the engraver and illustrator Philip Jacob Thelott the Elder, and the sister of the engravers Olof Thelott and Philip Jacob Thelott the Younger. Her family had emigrated to Uppsala in Sweden from Switzerland in the 1670s.

She and her brothers were educated by her father in his trade, and active as the assistants in his studio as children. They were all assigned to assist him when he was commissioned by Olof Rudbeck the Older to illustrate his works Atlantica and Campus Elysii.

She also accepted individual commissions early own to contribute to the support of the family. She performed commissions of illustrations by method of drawing, Chalcography, Engraving, India ink and woodcut. Among her many commissions were woodcut for the paper Posttidningen, Chalcography for prayer books and, in collaboration with her brother Philip, India ink for the illustration of weapons. She made eleven woodcuts of German cities with texts for the paper Posttidningen in 1706. She was also frequently illustrated the work of Johan Peringskiöld. Her motif include animals, landscapes, allegory, maps and religious motives. She signed herself Anna Maria Thelotten.

After the great fire of Uppsala in 1702, the family moved to Stockholm. Her father lived in her household rather than that of her brothers, and she supported him when he could no longer work.

In 1710, Anna Maria Thelott became one of the many victims of the 1710–1713 plague of Sweden, and died in Stockholm at the age of twenty-seven.

She left a sketch book composed in 1704-1709, which is preserved at the University of Uppsala.


External links[edit]

Media related to Anna Maria Thelott at Wikimedia Commons