Georges Desmarées

des Marées; Gimo (Uppland/Sweden) 1697 – Munich 1776

“ (O)utstanding especially by his use of colors … (Desmarées) is regarded as the most important portrait painter of German rococo ”

“ The tonal values of the material qualities and the direction of light occasionally show almost impressionistic traits and remain mostly unmatched by contemporaries … The full extent of D.s œuvre can hardly be assessed since much in Southern German private estate has not been researched yet … Beside Antoine Pesne and Louis de Silvestre D. belongs to the typical foreign court painters, but takes a leading position particularly acknowledged by contemp. literature ”

(Laurentius Koch in Neue Deutsche Biographie XVI [1990], pp. 143 ff. [online version] and Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon XXVI [2000], p. 393, resp.).

„ vielen Dank für die schnelle Zusendung des Buches ‚Der Ahorn‘. Ich freue mich insbesondere, weil dieses Buch mein Opa geschrieben hat und es somit für mich eine große Bedeutung hat. Viele Grüße aus Berlin “

(Frau U. C., 7. Juni 2004)