Hans Rottenhammer I
(1564 - 1625)
Hans (Johann) Rottenhammer I was active/lived in Germany. Hans Rottenhammer I is known for small scale, highly polished religious paintings.
Biography Hans Rottenhammer I
Johann Rottenhammer, or Hans Rottenhammer, (1564-1625) was a German painter. He specialized in highly finished paintings on a small scale.
He was born in Munich, where he studied until 1588 under Hans Donauer the Elder. In 1593-4 (and perhaps earlier) he was in Rome, and he then settled in Venice from 1595-6 to 1606, before returning to Germany and settling in Augsburg, working also in Munich. He died in Augsburg, apparently in some poverty, and according to some sources an alcoholic.
In Venice he gained a reputation for small highly-finished cabinet paintings* on copper, of religious and mythological subjects, combining German and Italian elements of style. In particular he combines the landscape tradition of the North with t
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