Johannes Anton Eismann

1604-1698 Austria/Italy-Baroque

 

Brief Biography-Johannes Anton Eismann was born in Salzburg. He studied mathematics in Munich and painted in the Court of the Bavarian Prince Elector. In 1650 he travelled to Rome where he trained as a Battaglista, a 'painter of battle'.
He was influenced by the works of Tintoretto, Titian and Paolo Veronese. It is known that he collaborated with the artists Salvator Rosa, Michelangelo Cerquozzi and Giovanni Ghisolfi. He moved to Venice in 1653 and received commissions from Count Mathias van der Schulenberg and Prince Bishop Charles of Liechtenstein Catelcorno. He spent time in Verona but it is uncertain when. His works were of battle, port scenes and landscapes but he also did portraits.
Eismann had an influence on Luca Carlevarijs, who has been regarded as the first 'vedute' or view painter; he in turn had a strong influence on the young Canaletto. The principal nobility in Venice kept Eismann constantly employed. He adopted one of his pupils Carlo Brisighella who went under the name of Charles Eismann and painted the same subjects as his master. Venice was to be his home until his death in 1698.
In Italy, he was known to have signed his paintings Johannes A Leismann. His name is sometimes written Lismann, Isman or Lüisman and he can be referred to as Jean Antoine Eismann or Giovanni Antonio Leisman.

 

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Coastal
Landscape

Coastal Landscape with Ancient Ruins

portrait of
a young man

A Portrait of a Young Man

A Sea
Port

A Sea Port

Detail
Two

A Sea Port Detail Two

Detail
One

A Sea Port Detail One

Capriccio with the
Church-

Capriccio with the Church of Santa Maria della Salute

Landscape with
Wayfarers

Landscape with Wayfarers

Oriental Port
with Merchants

Oriental Port with Merchants

Landscape with
Travellers

Landscape with Travellers and Huntsmen on a Track with a Lake Beyond

Panoramic View over
the Salzach River

Panoramic View over the Salzach River to the City of Salzburg

The
Battle

The Battle

a mediterranean inlet
with stevedores

a mediterranean inlet with stevedores unloading barges in the foreground by Johann Anton Eismann

a river
landscape

a river landscape

defense
a fortified city

defense a fortified city against an attacking army of horsemen

mediterranean
harbour

mediterranean harbour

mediterranean
harbour scene

mediterranean harbour scene

monumental
countryside

monumental countryside

roman ruins
at a harbour

roman ruins at a harbour

view of the city
of salzburg

view of the city of salzburg with fortifications from mirabell palace and figural scenes on the right bank of the salzach

ruins on the
palatine in rome

ruins on the palatine in rome