Born October 16~ Anna Waser

Anna Waser (October 16, 1678-September 20, 1714) was a Swiss miniature painter, draftsman, etcher, and calligrapher. She received her first drawing and painting lessons at the age of 12. Almost all of Waser’s work has been lost.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Waser

Portrait of Mr. Sulzer from Winterthur by Anna Waser
ND / 4-1/3″x3-1/10″ / Watercolor on parchment / Private collection

Anna Waser on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/anna-waser/

Further reading:
https://www.sikart.ch/KuenstlerInnen.aspx?id=4022965 (in German)
http://womenintheactofpainting.blogspot.com/2013/06/child-prodigy.html
“Anna Waser Swiss painter”, Google translation: https://bit.ly/3AKIvcn
“The tragic life of the first Swiss painter”, Google translation: https://bit.ly/3DIPKDy

 

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