Johann Baptist Wenzel Bergl

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Entry in the church register of the birth of Johann Baptist Wenzel Bergl
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Fresco in the Crown Prince's Apartment in Schönbrunn Palace

Johann Baptist Wenzel Bergl (* 23. September 1719 in Königinhof , Bohemia , † 15 January 1789 in Vienna ) was an Austrian painter of Rococo .


Bergl was a student of Paul Troger , whose main works include the marble hall in Melk Abbey , and a friend of Franz Anton Maulbertsch .

Bergl became one of the favorite painters of Empress Maria Theresia (1717–1780), for whom he created frescoes in her private apartments in the so-called three Bergl rooms in Schönbrunn Palace around 1770 , the Gisela apartment, the Goess and the Crown Prince apartments (the Frescoes were later covered with gray canvases and only removed in 1891 and restored in 1965).

In 1773 he created the fresco room for the Count family Kletzl in Donaudorf Castle near Ybbs . (The castle was blown up in 1954 as part of the construction of the Ybbs-Persenbeug power station , the removed frescoes were transferred to Laudon Castle next to the library in 1963. )

  • Pielach Castle

Bergl also worked on behalf of the church:


Many of his paintings show paradisiacal garden landscapes, which he integrated harmoniously into the room architecture with illusionistic skill. With its idyllic landscapes full of exotic plants and romantic scenes, Bergl created a new variation of illusion painting .

Web links

Commons : Johann Baptist Wenzel Bergl  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Matriculation: Trutnov church book . Ed .: Catholic Church. 1693-1730 edition. tape 35 , no. 4 . Trutnov 1719.
  2. Folded brochure of the Austrian Federal Chancellery "The mountain fresco in Schloss Laudon / Exotic image of a baroque performance" designed under the direction of Wolfgang Schmale, Institute for History of the University of Vienna Archive link ( Memento of the original from March 4, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The Archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  3. Thomas Aigner: In the context of time. Johann Wenzel Bergl and the Benedictine monastery (Klein-) Mariazell in Austria . Ed .: Andreas Gamerith and P. Martin Rotheneder. Melk Abbey, Melk 2019, ISBN 978-3-9503864-4-8 , p. 55-56 .