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lection of Spain. Mengs died at Rome in 1779.
The following are some of his chief pictures :



Berlin.
Dresden.



Museum.
Catholic 1



Portrait of Ismael Mengs.
Holy Family.



Ciiurch f ■^ss'i™ptiei' of the Virgin.
Gallery. The Angel appearing.



Mangs
Dresden.



PAINTERS AND ENGRAVERS.



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Gallery. Penitent Magdalen.
„ „ Portrait of Maria Antouia, wife

of Frederick Christian, Elec-
tor of Saxony.
„ „ Magdalen ; miniature.

„ „ Holy Family ; miniature. {From

the original by Raphael in the
Naples Gallery.)
„ „ Madonna della Sedia; minia-

ture ; after Baphael.
„ „ August III., King of Poland ;

miniature,
Florence. Uffizi. His own Portrait. (^Replicas are

at Munich, St. Petersburg, and
Madrid.)
Madrid. Gallery. Adoration of the Shepherds.

Munich. Pinakothek. Portrait of a Capuchin Friar.
Petersburg. Hermitage. Annunciation.

„ „ St. John preaching in the Wil-

derness.
„ „ The Descent of the Holy Spirit.

„ „ Apotheosis of a Poetess.

„ „ Perseus and Andromeda.

„ „ Judgment of Paris.

Rome. f^illa Albani. Apollo and the Muses.

Vienna. Belvedere. The Angel appearing to St.

Joseph.
„ „ Madonna and Child.

„ „ Annunciation.

„ St. Peter.

„ „ Portrait of Infanta Maria The-

resa of Naples.
„ „ Portrait of the Grand Duchess

Maria Ludovica of Tuscany.
MENGS, IsMAEL, a miniature painter, and father
of Rafael Mengs, born at Copenhagen in 1690. He
was the pupil of an English painter called Cooper.
He was painter to the King of Poland and director
of the Dresden Academy, where he died in 1764.

MENGS, JnLiA, sister of Anton Rafael Mengs,
was a miniature painter, and died in 1789.
MENGS, Therese. See Makon.
MENHEERE, Cornelis Latjrensz, a Dutch
marine painter, lived at the beginning of the
18th century. He resided at Flushing, and the
greater part of his pictures are views of that city
taken from the sea-coast.
MENICO, Sang, or Ansano di. See Sano di

PiBTRO.

MENINI, Lorenzo, an historical painter, was
born at Bologna about 1600. He was a pupil of
Gessi, whom he accompanied to Naples.

MENJAUD, Alexandre, a French historical and
portrait painter, bom in Paris in 1768. He worked
under Regnault, and having obtained the Prix
de Rome in 1802, proceeded to Italy to complete his
studies. His works obtained medals at the Salons
of 1806 and 1819. He died in Paris in 18.32.
Among his pictures we may name :

The Death-bed of Louis VI. 1817. {St. Denis.)

The Miser punished.

The Death of Abbfi Edgeworth. 1817. {Bordeaux
Museum.)

The Death of the Duke of Berri.

MENKEN, JoHANN Heinrich, was born at Bre-
men in 1764. He studied under Klengel and
Casanova at Dresden. He painted cattle-pieces,
landscapes, forest scenes, &c. in the style of
Euisdael, Berchem, Potter, and Wouwerman, and
engraved among others :

A Landscape with a Mill, and Cattle in the water.

A Forest with Cottages and Cattle.

The plates for ' Eeinecke Fuohs.'

He died in 1837. Gottfried Menken, his son and
pupil, bom in 1799, was also a painter.

MENSAERT, G. p., a Flemish historical painter
who resided at Brussels, where he executed, in



company with several other artists, a ' Life of
the Virgin' for the church of the Jesuits. He
died in 1750.

MENSGHEL, Alotsius, portrait painter, was
born at Rumburg, in Bohemia, in 1782, and studied
at the Dresden Academy from 1801 to 1807. In
style he was an imitator of the early German
school. He was also employed as a picture-restorer.
We can find no record of his death.

MENSING, Jan, painter, was born at Haarlem
in 1685. He was a pupil of Van der Vinne the
elder, and was enrolled in the registers of St.
Luke in 1705. He died in 1741.

MENTON, Frans, was born at Alkmaar in 1550,
and was a, disciple of Frans Floris. He painted
historical subjects and portraits. He a'so etched
four spirited plates for the 'History of Lot,' wliich
are now very rare. He died at Alkmaar in 1615.
His chfff d'oeuvre is an 'Assumption' in the Jesuits'
Church at Antwerp.

MENZEL, Johann Georg, (Mentzel,) an en-
graver, was born at Leipsic in 1675. He engraved
several portraits, among which were Philip, Dulte
of Orleans, and Anna, Empress of Russia. He
died in 1730.

MERA, JosEP DE, a Spanish painter, bora at Villa
Meava de la Serena. He was a pupil of Barnabd
d'Ayala. His best pictures are at the Carmelite
convent at Seville. He died at Seville in 1734.

MP]RA, PlETER, a Dutch historical painter who
resided at Venice, where he painted several pictures
for the churches. He died in 1680.

MERANO, Francesco, called II Paggio, was
born at Genoa in 1619. He began life as a page,
but took to art, and was a pupil of Piasella, called
Sarzana, whose style he followed. He died of the
plague in 1657.

MERANO, Giovanni Battista, wfis born at
Genoa in 1632. He was a scholar of Valeric Cus-
tello, and by the recommendation of his master
studied with attention the works of Correggio, at
Parma, where he was employed by the Duke and
by many private patrons. One of his best per-
formances is the 'Murder of the Innocents,' in the
Jesuits' church at Genoa. He died in 1700 (or 1698).

MERCATI, Giovanni Battista, a Florentine
painter and engraver, was born at Citta San Sepol-
cro, and flourished at Rome from 1616 to 1637.
He was an imitator, if not a scholar, of Pietro da
Cortona, and painted history in the style of that
master. In the church of Santa Chiara, in his
native city, he painted two subjects from the life
of the Virgin ; and in San Lorenzo, an altar-piece
which resembles the style of the Carracci. We
have several spirited etchings by this artist, some
of which are from his own designs ; they are
variously signed O.M., G.M.I.F., G.B.M.I., G.M.
del. Jo. Batt. inuen. et F., J.B.M. fecit, &c. The
following are the principal :

A set of fifty-two plates of Ruins and Views in Italy ;
engraved in the manner of Sylvestre ; Gio. Bat.
Mercatifec.

Four Antique Figures, from the arch of Constantine ;
engraved in the style of Galestruzzi ; circular ; Gio.
Bat. Mercati.

The Marriage of St. Catharine ; after Correggio.

St. Bibiana refusing to sacrifice to false Gods ; after
Pietro da Cortona.

MERCEY, Frederic Bourgeois de, a French
landscape painter, born in Paris about 1805. From
1829 to 1837 he mnde many tours in Scotland,
Italy, Switzerland, the Tyrol, Germany, &c., which
furnished subjects for the pictures he exhibiled at

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the Salon, where he first appeared in 1831. He
subsequently held high office in the Department of
Pine Arts, in connection with which he superin-
tended the erection of the building for the Paris
Exhibition of 1855. He died in Paris in 1860.
Amongst the works which he published are :

' Etudes sur les Beaux Arts,' 3 vols. 1855.

'Le Toscaae et le M'di de I'ltalie,' 2 vols. 1858.

MERCIER, Philip, was born of French parents
at BerHn in 1689, and was brought up in the
Academy there. After visiting France and Italy
he went to Hanover, where he painted the portrait
of Prince Frederick, son of George II., which he
brought with him to England. When the Prince
came over Mercier was appointed his painter, be-
came a favourite, and was taken into his household,
when by the prince's order he drew several of the
royal family, particularly the three eldest prin-
cesses, his work being reproduced in mezzotint by
J. Simon. After some years he lost the favour of
the Prince of Wales, and was dismissed from his
service. He afterwards lived in Covent Garden,
painting portraits and pictures of domestic subjects
in the style of Watteau, in whose manner he has
left an etching of himself, with his wife and two
children. Still later he spent some time at York,
and then in Portugal and Ireland. He died in 1760.
A portrait of Peg WoflSngton by him is at the
Garrick Club, and he has also left one of Queen
Anne. His daughter Charlotte, who was also a
painter and engraver, died in 1762.

MERCK, JoHANN Cheistoph, a painter of Hall,
in Wurteraberg, who flourished in the 18th century.
He painted several pictures for King Frederick
William, as also his portrait and those of the two
Dukes Philipp and Ludwig on horseback. He
died at Potsdam early in the present century.

MERCOLI, Jakob, an engraver, was born at
Mugena in 1745. He worked chiefly in Italy,
and died in 1825. His son Michelangelo, born
in 1773, 'who was also a painter, died in 1802.

MERCURIUS. See Rocs, Phil. Pet.

MERCURY, Paul, a French engraver, was born
at Rome in 1808, died in Paris in 1886, He was
often premiated at the salon, and, in 1847, was
appointed professor of engraving at the French
Academy in Rome. He occasionally exhibited a
picture at the Salon. His best known plates are :

Lady Jane Gray ; after Paul Betaroche.

Sfc. Amfilie ; after the same.

Madame de Maiutenon ; after Fetitot.

La Pia ; an original subject,

' Tasso ' and ' Christopher Columbus ' -tfor the ' Galleries

bistoriques de Versailles.'
Reapers in the Pontine Marshes ; afer Liopold Eoiert.
Madonna ; after Raphael.
A Series of Costumes from the XIII., XIV., and XV.

centuries. 1828.

M^RECINUS, P. See Meeica.

MERELLE, p., a portrait painter, who worked
in Paris from 1660 to 1710. Several of his works
were engraved.

MERIAN, Dorothea Maeia Heneietta, daugh-
ter of Maria Sibylla Merian, was born in 1678. She
followed in the steps of her mother, and painted
insects. She married the painter Xells, who lived
at St. Petersburg. She retained through life the
name of Merian, though her real maiden name was
Graff. She died in 1745. Her sister, Johanna
Maeia Helena, was born at Frankfort in 1668.
She also painted flowers and insects. She married
a merchant named Herold, who was in business at
Surinam. The date of her death is unknown.

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MERIAN, Gaspae, was a native of Germany.
He engraved a set of plates representing the
' Ceremonies at the Election of the Emperor
Leopold,' published at Frankfort in 1660.

MERIAN, Jan Matthaus, was the son of
Matthalis Merian the younger. He was a minia-
ture painter, and died at Frankfort in 1716.

MERIAN, Maeia Sibylla, the daughter of
Matthaiis Merian the elder, was born at Frankfort
in 1647. Sbe lost her father when she was only
four years of age, but her mother having some
time afterwards married Jacob Marel, a fruit and
flower painter, he encouraged the disposition she
discovered for drawing, and taught her the first
rudiments of the art. Her father-in-law placed her
under the care of Abraham Mignon, who had been
his scholar, and who excelled in paintinginsects; and
it was not long before she arrived at a perfection
little short of her instructor. She usually painted
in water-colours, on vellum. In 1665 she married
Johann Andreas Graff, an artist of Nuremberg, who
had been a scholar of Marel, and settled in that
city. She died in 1717. The British Museum
possesses two volumes of her drawings.

MERIAN, Matthaus, the elder, an eminent
draughtsman and engraver, was born at Basle in
1593. Having discovered an early disposition for
art he was sent to Zurich, and placed under the
tuition of Dietrich Meyer, a glass painter and en-
graver, with whom he studied four years. On
leaving that master he was employed to make an
etching of the frieze representing the 'Entry of
the Duke of Lorraine into Nancy,' which he exe-
cuted in twelve plates. From Zurich he visited
Paris and Stuttgart. He also passed a short time
in the Netherlands, and subsequently married the
daughter of Theodor de Bry, an engraver at Oppen-
heim. He then worked at Basle until 1624, and
etched a considerable number of landscapes, battles,
and hunts ; in the same year he returned to Frank-
fort, and engraved topographical plates of Heidel-
berg, Stuttgart, Schwalbach,&c.,which he afterwards
published at Frankfort, and which are the best of
his works. They are etched from his own designs,
in a slight free style, and finished with the graver,
and give a perfect idea of the places they repre-
sent, though without much taste in the execution.
He has the credit of having been the master of
Hollar. Merian died at Sohwalbach in 1650.
Among the important works which he illustrated
were, the Bible, Gottfried's ' Chronik,' Zeiller's
'Topographia' (1640-88), and 'Theatrum Euro-
pium.' The following are his principal prints,
which are sometimes marked with M M or one of

these ciphers, -^^ or _^.

portraits.

David Parens, Prof. Academise Heidelberg,

Daniel Senerbus ; oval.

Arnold Weiokerdus, Med. Doc. 1626.

SUBJECTS.
A set of plates from Sacred History.
The Last Supper, inscribed, Accepit Jesus paneni; a

large plate.
A large plate of the Picture of Human Life ; inscribed,

Tahula Cebetis, continens totius vita humaiuB descrip-

tionem.
A set of seven Views in France.
Six Views in Germany.
Sixteen Views in Germany and Switzerland.
Twelve Views of Gardens, &c.
Twenty-four Picturesque Landscapes, with figures.



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MBRIAN, Matthaus, the younger, the son of
Matthaiis the elder, was born at Basle in 1621.
At the age of fourteen he came to Frankfort,
where he learnt the principles of painting from
Joachim von Sandrart, whom he accompanied
to Amsterdam in 1637 and to England in 1640.
In the latter country ho followed the style of Van
Dyok, and after having travelled in the Nether-
lands, he went to Paris and Rome, and studied
there, under Sacohi's direction, after the works of
the old masters. He painted history and portraits,
and in the latter line he was employed by the most
distinguished personages in Germany. After the
death of his father in 1650 he continued his busi-
ness as a printseller at Frankfort, and engraved
several plates for the 'Theatrum Buropseum.' He
died at Frankfort in 1687. Bartholomaus and
Philipp Kilian, M. Kiissel, and several others have
engraved after his works. His son Caspar was
born in 1627. He was an engraver and assisted
his father. Among the best works of Matthaiis
we may name :

Bamberg. Oathedral. Martyrdom of St. Lawrence.
Basle. Town Library. The Resurrection.

„ Herr Burhhard's. Artemisia.

His best portraits are those of :

His Father.

His sister Maria Sibylla.

The Electors of Brandenburg, Mentz, and the Palatinate.

The Count Serini.

A Family Picture. {Basle.) 1641.

MERICA, Petrus A., generally called Meeecinus,
(MiRiOENiJS, MiJRiciNis, &c.,) was a Flemish en-
graver, a native of Merioa (perhaps Meereyok or
Meeryck), and flourished about 1560-70. He en-
graved several eccentric and strange compositions,
after Jerome Bosch, Brueghel, and others. There is
also a portrait of Albrecht Diirer at the age of
fifty-six, copied by him from a larger print. He

marked his plates with the cipher ^j^ • The

name appears on several prints published by Jerome
Cock ; one has the date 1567, and is signed Pet.
Merecinus sa. This artist is said to be the same
as Pieter Martini, a printseller of Antwerp. Among
other plates there are by him :

A Bird's-eye View of Antwerp in four plates.

Tlie Twelve Apostles ; after M. de Vos.

The Seven Mortal Sins ; after P. Brueghel.

A Pedlar sleeping, surrounded by sportive Monkeys

(his best plate).
Master Hans, the Quack ; after P. Brueghel.
The Two Blind Men ; a,fter J. Bosch.
The Adoration of the Shepherds.

MERIGI (or Merighi). See Amebigi.

MERIM:6b, Jean FEANgois Lbonorb, a French
painter, was born in 1765. He was a pupil of
Vincent. He went to Rome, and on his return
was appointed secretary of the Eoole des Beaux
Arts. He painted portraits and historical subjects,
among which were the portrait of Poussin and the
' Resurrection ' of Hippolytua. He died in Paris in
1836.

MERKEL, Conrad, (Meeklin,) was a German
historical, portrait, and still-life painter, born at
Ulra. He was a contemporary and friend of
Albrecht Diirer. He died in 1518 or 1526.

MERKURIEFF, Ivan, a Russian painter, was
sent by Peter the Great to Italy, where he made
copies of the works of the best masters, and then
returned to St. Petersburg, where he painted for
the churches. He died at Moscow about 1710.



MERLE, Hdgues, was a French genre painter,
born at Iseres in 1823. His best known produc-
tion is ' The Beggar-woman.' He died in 1881.

MERLEN, Abraham von, an engraver who
worked in the Netherlands in 1620.

MERLEN, JoHANN VAN. This artist, conjointly
with Theodor van Mbrlen, who was probably
his brother, engraved a few plates after Maitin de
Vos and others about the year 1600.

MBRSION, Madeleine de, author of a ' Landscape
with Cattle,' engraved in the ' Berghem ' style of
Danckerts : it has no date.

MERTENS, Jan, a Flemish painter who resided
at Antwerp in the 15th century. He was a pupil
of Jan de Mabuse, and was inscribed as master in
the registers of St. Luke in 1505.

MERTENS, Jan Cornells, portrait painter, was
born at Amsterdam in 1745. He was a pupil of
Quinkhard. He died in 1821.

MERTER, Hans Michel, a German landscape
painter. He was a pupil of J. Dorner, but died
still young in 1790.

MBRYON, Charles, sailor, engraver, and etcher,
was born in Paris in 1821. His father, Charles
Lewis Meryon, was an English physician, and his
mother, Pierre Narcisse Chaspoux, a dancer at the
opera. At five he went to school at Passy, and
afterwards was taken by his mother to the south
of France. In 1837 he entered the naval school at
Brest, and two years later went to sea. While in
the navy he had an opportunity of accumulating
materials for use in the new profession which he
finally adopted in 1846. In that year he settled
in Paris, and became the pupil for a time of a
painter named Phelippes, who was, employed at
the Ministere de Guerre. It was while he was
struggling to paint a large historical picture on
the strength of the hints given to him by Phelippes,
that he was discovered to be suffering from the
affection of the eyes known as Daltonism, which
made him quite unfit to be a painter. He then
entered the atelier of M. B. BMry, the engraver,
with whom he stayed six months, and after that
began the series of etchings from the streets of Paris
with which his name will always remain associated.
In 1856 he went to Belgium on the invitation of
the Due d' Aremberg, of whose chateau at Enghien
be made some drawings, but returned to Paris
early in 1858, the mental disease by which he had
long been threatened having then greatly de-
veloped itself. Two months later h6 was placed
in the asylum at Charenton, the certificate declaring
him to be "suffering from melancholy madness,
aggravated by delusions." Here his health im-
proved, and at the end of 1859 he left the asylum.
For seven years he worked on, leading a curiously
fitful life with the few whoni he called his friends ;
but in 1866 his malady increased, and a second
confinement became necessary. Mdryon died at
Charenton at the beginning of 1868, and was
buried in the cemetery of the asylum. The
following is a complete list of his etchings :

1. La Sainte Face. {His first attempt.)

2. The Cow and the Ass.

3. A Soldier ; after Salvator Rosa.

4. A Shepherd ; after Stefano delta Bella.

5. Sheep and Flies ; after Karel du Jardin,

6. Three Pigs ; after the same.

7. Two Horses ; after the same.

8. Pavilion de Mademoiselle ; after Zeeman. {Louvre. )

9. Entrance to Faubourg St. Marceaux ; after the same.

10. Water-mill near St. Deni.s ; after the same.

11 . The Seine at the Angle de Mail ; after the same.

12. Galliot of Jan Van Vyl ; after the same, reversed.

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13. Amsterdam-Haarlem boat ; after Zeeman, reversed.

14. South-sea Fishermen ; after the same, reversed.

15. Calais to Flu.shing ; after the same, reversed.

16. Entrance to the Oapucin Convent, Athens.

17. The Salle des Pas Perdns.

18. Chenonceau. [In ' Vlnventaire des meuhles, ^c, a
Chenonceau,^ hy Prijice Auguste Galitzin, 1856.)

19. The Pont Neuf.

20. The Pont-au-Ohange ahout 1784 ; a.per Nicolle.

21. The Battle of Sinope ; after a drawing by an Enylish
naval officer.

22. View of San Francisco.

23. Ruins of the Chateau de Pierrefonds ; after a sketch
hy Viollet le Due.

24. Eue Pirouette-aux-Halles ; after a drawing l)y one
Monsieur Laurence.

25. Presentation to Louis XI. of ' Valere Maxime,' a
boolc printed in Paris in 1475 ; after an old miniature
belonying to the late M. l^iel.

26. Apse of St. Martin-sur-Eenelle ; after a dratmng by
Folydes Langlois.

27. Passerelle du Pont-au-Change (after the fire of 1621).

28. Part of the Cite, Paris.

29. Le Grand Chatelet ; after an old drawing.

30. The old Louvre ; after Zeeman .

31. The Title to his ' Etchings of Paris.'

32. Portrait of Zeeman.

33. The old Gateway to the Palais de Justice ; frontis-
piece to the Pans etchings.

34. ' Qu'ame pure rougisse.'

35. Symbolical arms of Paris.

36. * Fluctuat nee mergitur ; ' the ship of Paris.

37. Le Stryge.

38. Le Petit Pont.

39. L'Arche du Pont Notre-Dame. 1850.

40. La Galerie de Notre-Dame.

41. La Eue des Mauvais-Gar^ons.

42. La Tour de I'Horloge.

43- Tower in the Eue de la Tixcrauderie, demolished
in 1S51.

44. Saiut-Etieuue-du-Mont.

45. La poiupe Notre-Dame.

46. La petite pompe .

47. Le Pont Neuf.

48. Le Pont-au-Change.

49. L'Esp6rance.

0. La Morgue.

1. L'hotellerie de la Mort. {Verses.)

2. L'abside de Notre-Dame.

53. Le Tombeaii de Moliere.

54. ' Bstampes anciennes, Eochoux, Quai de I'hor'.oge,
No. 19.' (Book-plate.)

55. Tourelle, Eue de I'Ecole de Mfidecine.

56. Eue de Ghantres, Paris.

57. Carved Doorway to an old House at Bourges.

58. Eue des Toiles, Bourges.
69. Old House at Bourges.

60. The Tongan Pilot.

61. An Akaroan Fungus.

62. Head of a New Holland Dog.

63. New Zealand ; native huts at Akaroa.

64. New Caledouia ; native barrack.
Q5. Natives of Uvea fishing.

GQ. Fishing in a Creek, Akaroa.

67. Title-page to 'Etchings of New Zealand.'

68. Akaroa.

69. In the Mulgrave Islands.

70. ' Petit Prince Dito.'

71. ' A Monsieur Eugene Bl^ry.'

72. ' La Loi Lunaire.'

73. A second plate of the same subject.

74. ' La Loi Solaire.'

75 )

If.' !■ Trials for engraving In relief.

ig' > Eebuses.

79. Design for a Frame.

80. Frontispiece for a Catalogue of the works of Thomas
de Leu.

81. View of the old Louvre ; after Zeeman.
8j. La Miuistere de la Marine.

83. Collfige Henri IV. -

84. Bathing-shed on the Seine.

85. Portrait of Himself, before his Easel,
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86. Portrait of M. Deoourtive.

87. Portrait of M. Eugene Blcry ; after Buttcra.

88. Portrait of M. Casimir Lecomte.

89. Portrait of Evariste Boulay-Paty ; after David
d'' Angers.

90. Portrait of Fraucjois Viete ; after an old, froviis-
piece.

91. Portrait of Pierre Nivelle, Bishop of Lucon ; after
an old engraving.

92. Portrait of T. Agrippa d'AubignS; after a litho-
graphic reproduction of a portrait preserved at Geneva.

93. Portrait of Jean Besley ; after L. {? J.) I sac.

94. Portrait of Een^ de Burdigale ; after Cri^nde Pas.

95. Portrait of Armand Gu&aud.

96. Louis Jacques Marie Bizeul.

97. Benjamin Fillon.

(The last three from photographs. The numbers are those
of M. Burty's List.) Vf.k.

MERZ, Caspab Heinrich, an engraver, was born
at St. Galle in Switzerland in 1806. In 1821 he
entered the studio of Jacob Lips in Zurich, and in
1825 the Munich Academy. In 1829 he became
the pupil of Arasler, wlio was professor of en-
graving in tlie Academy, and to this time belongs
his fine engraving of the Madonna, after tlie altar-
piece in the churcli of All Saints in Munich. He
died from a fall on the Kaiser mountain in 1875.
His cartoon engravings are picturesque. His chief
plates are :

The Destruction of Jerusalem..
The Portrait of Amsler ; after Kaulhach.
The Mad-house ; after the same.
Egmont and Clara ; after the same. 1835.
The Night ; after Cornelius. 1836.
The Last Judgment ; after the same.
The Nativity and Crucifixion ; after the same.
The Destruction of Troy ; after the same
Five plates, the Life of a "Witch ; afttv Genelli.
Ten plates, the Life of an Artist ; after the same.
Scliultheiss Wengi ; after Bosshardt.
The Eepentant Sinner, or the Joy of the Angels ; after
Gustav Konig.

,MERZ, Jakob, a Swiss painter, designer, and
engraver, was born at Buch (Zurich) in 1783.
Among his paintings may.be mentioned a portrait
of J. J. L. Billwiller, and, among liis engravings, a
' Cupid in the Chariot of Victory,' after Domeni-
chino. J. J. L. Billwiller has engraved after him.
Merz died in 1807.

MESA, Alonso de, according to Palomino, was



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