Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld

Julius Schnorr

1794 (Leipzig, Germany) – 1872 (Munich)

Schnorr lived for 3 years in Ferdinand and Friedrich Olivier’s house in Vienna, married Ferdinand’s step-daughter, studied with Koch, and was accompanied by Friedrich to Rome, then a magnet for all German artists disposed towards romanticism. He joined the Nazarene group around Overbeck and Cornelius (having written to Overbeck before coming to Italy, asking to be admitted). Richter turned to Schnorr to improve his figure-painting.