Description Joseph Werner was born in the Swiss city of Berne in 1637. He was a pupil of Merian in Frankfurt and of Berrettini and others in Rome. Although he specialized in the medium of miniature, he painted finely executed mythological and allegorical subjects as well as portraits. He worked at the French court from about 1666–7, and then for a time in Augsburg and Vienna. In 1682 he returned to Berne, where he founded an academy of painting.
Provenance E. F. Bonaventure, New York [date and mode of acqisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, [date of acquisition unknown] by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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