Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld  
Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld
Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld, (born March 26, 1794, Leipzig, Saxony [Germany]—died May 24, 1872, Dresden, Ger.), painter and designer who figured importantly in the German Nazarene movement.

Schnorr received his earliest instruction from his father, Hans Veit Schnorr, a draftsman, engraver, and painter, and in 1818 he went to Rome where he was associated with a group of painters who called themselves the Nazarenes, or Lucas Brotherhood (Lukasbund). Inspired by early Renaissance art and the works of Albrecht Dürer, Schnorr’s oil paintings were characterized by a precise linearity, clear bright colours, and a multiplicity of symbolic detail. He shared his fellow Nazarenes’ interest in a revival of fresco painting and the creation of a “monumental art.” Together with Johann Overbeck, Peter von Cornelius, and Philipp Veit, Schnorr received a commission to decorate the entrance hall of the Villa Massimo with frescoes after Ludovico Ariosto.

Schnorr left Rome and settled in Munich in 1827, where he served King Ludwig I, transplanting to Germany the art of wall painting learned in Italy. For his Picture Bible (1852–60), an English commission arising out of a visit to London in 1851, he designed over 200 woodcuts. He also designed the windows, manufactured at the royal factory at Munich, for St. Paul’s Cathedral, London.

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Ruth in Boaz's Field

Portrat der Frau Klara Bianka von Quandt mit Laute

The Family of St John the Baptist Visiting the Family of Christ
Oil on canvas, 123 x 102,5 cm
Gemäldegalerie, Dresden

The Wedding Feast at Cana
Oil on canvas, 140 x 210 cm
Kunsthalle, Hamburg

The Annunciation

Madonna and Child
Oil on canvas, 74 x 62 cm
Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne


Freskenzyklus um Casa Massimo in Rom, Ariost-Saal

Szene: Das Heer der Franken unter Karl dem Großen in der Stadt Paris


Blick aus der Kirche in Annaberg auf den Otscher

Aussicht auf Salzburg

Charles the Great's Entrance into Pavia

The View of the Archpriest in Olevano
Sepia, pen,230 x 305 mm
Albertinum, Dresden

Portrait of Victor Emil Jansen
Pen and silverpoint, 300 x 247 mm
Kunsthalle, Hamburg

Sitzender Madchenakt, den Kopf auflehnend


"Saul Tries to Kill David"

Sechskampf auf der Insel Lipadusa

Der hl. Rochus, Almosen verteilend

The Flight into Egypt


Gemälde in der Residenz zu München

Bilder zur Bibel: Die Schlacht von Jericho