Johann Balthasar Bullinger

Johann Balthasar Bullinger (30 November 1713, Langnau am Albis – 31 March 1793, Zürich) was a Swiss landscape painter. He was first a scholar of John Simler, but afterwards went to Venice, where he studied two years under Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. He first attempted historical painting, but his natural genius led him to landscapes, and he became very eminent in that branch of the art. He afterwards passed some time at Amsterdam, where he appears to have studied with attention the works of the best artists of the Dutch school, particularly Both and Berchem, whose manner he imitated. He died at Zurich in 1793. He etched several plates in a free, painter-like style, the following being the principal:

  • The Portrait of J. B. Bullinger; se ipse fec.
  • A Frontispiece, with a number of Genii.
  • Two Mountainous Landscapes, with figures.
  • A set of fifty Landscapes; some from his own designs, and the others after J. F. Ermels and F. Meyer.
  • A Head; after Le Brun; engraved for Lavater's Work.

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