World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Anna Maria Thelott

Article Id: WHEBN0014659915
Reproduction Date:

Title: Anna Maria Thelott  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: List of Swedish people, List of Swedish artists, List of printmakers, 1710 in art, 1683 in art, Helena Sophia Isberg
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Anna Maria Thelott

Anna Maria Thelott (1683–1710) was a Swedish artist, and one of the first self-supporting and professional female artists in Scandinavia. She was an engraver, an illustrator, a woodcut-artist, and a miniaturist painter.

Biography and career

Anna Maria was the child of the artist Philip Jacob Thelott the Older, originally from Switzerland, and the sibling of the artist Philip Jacob Thelott the Younger, and worked as a child with her brothers and her father in her father's studio in the work in illustrating the works of Olof Rudbeck the Older, Campus Elysii and Atlantica; soon, she started to contribute to the household by taking assignments herself and performing different artistic works for money, thereby becoming an independent artist.

The family originally lived in Uppsala, but moved to Stockholm after the great fire of Uppsala in 1702. In her father's old age, he lived with Anna Maria, not her brothers, and it was she who supported him after he could no longer work himself.

Anna Maria was a manysided artist, versatile and talented in many areas. She performed woodcuts, and engravings at the side of drawings and illustrations of both allegoric and religious motives, miniatures and pictures of both animals and landscapes. She made eleven woodcuts of German cities with texts for the paper Posttidningen in 1706. and was frequently hired to illustrate the works of Johan Peringskiöld.

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.

In the University of Uppsala, a sketch book of Anna Maria Thelott is preserved, made between 1704 and 1709.

See also


  • Österberg, Carin et al., Svenska kvinnor: föregångare, nyskapare. Lund: Signum 1990. (ISBN 91-87896-03-6)
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.