Frédéric Reclam

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Frédéric Reclam: Prince Heinrich of Prussia

Frédéric Reclam , also Jean Frédéric Reclam , Jean Friedrich Reclam or Friedrich Reclam (born February 10, 1734 in Magdeburg ; died April 4, 1774 in Berlin ) was a German painter and etcher .


Frédéric Reclam came from a Huguenot family . His father was the court jeweler Jean-François Reclam the Elder. Ä. , his brother Jean-François Reclam d. J. also worked as a jeweler. For example, the family made artfully crafted tobacco boxes for King Friedrich II .

In Berlin, Frédéric Reclam first learned the art of painting from the court painter Antoine Pesne . At the age of eighteen he went to Paris, where he lived with the court jeweler Lempereur, whose son Jean-Denis Lempereur drew and etched with him. Reclam received lessons from the painter Jean-Baptiste Marie Pierre in Paris . In March 1756, the Académie royale de peinture et de sculpture awarded him a 3rd prize in the model class. Then Reclam moved to Rome, where he created numerous landscapes in the style of Hubert Robert . He also visited places in the area, such as Tivoli .

In 1762 Reclam came back to Berlin from Rome. Here he painted a few portraits of members of the court. He worked for Prince Heinrich , the king's brother, in Rheinsberg Castle . He also worked for Prince Ferdinand . Together with his friend, the painter Daniel Chodowiecki , Reclam became a member of the Prussian Academy of Arts in 1764 .

Works (selection)


  • Sophie Karoline Marie von Brandenburg-Bayreuth, Margravine , Grunewald Hunting Lodge (GK I 349)
  • Friedrich Wilhelm II. As Prince of Prussia , Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg (GK I 481)
  • Queen Elisabeth Christine of Prussia (view of Schönhausen Palace in the background), around 1765, Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg (GK I 51199)
  • Prince Heinrich of Prussia , Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg (GK I 7526)
  • Prince Heinrich <the Younger> of Prussia (1747–1767), Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg (GK I 3153)



Web links

Commons : Category: Frederic Reclam  - Album with pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Information on the drawing View of the Colosseum in Rome by Reclam on the website of the Hamburger Kunsthalle