Preissler, Johann Justin

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Preissler, Johann Justin Gender: M
born on 4 October 1698 Jul.Cal. (14 Oct 1698 greg.) at 01:30 (= 01:30 AM )
Place Nuremberg, Germany, 49n27, 11e04
Timezone LMT m11e04 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 21°09' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 11°17 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 27°58'

Johann Justin Preissler (His book of engravings after the lost ceiling pieces, 1735, collection Teylers Museum)


German painter and draughtsman, the son and pupil of painter Johann Daniel Preissler and the brother of Georg Martin and Johan Martin. His copies of the ceiling pieces by Rubens and Van Dyck in the Carolus Borromeuskerk were published by his brother Georg Martin in 1735. They form an historic record of those paintings, as lightning struck the church in 1718 and caused a fire which caused the roof to collapse. Johann Justin died 18 February 1771, Nuremberg.

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  • child->parent relationship with Preissler, Daniel (born 8 March 1627 Jul.Cal. (18 Mar 1627 greg.))


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes his father's record in "Archiv für die zeichnenden Künste mit besonderer Beziehung auf Kupferstecher- und Holzschneidekunst und ihre Geschichte, Volumes 7-9" (Rudolph Weigel, 1862), p. 372: "1698 d 4 10br: 1. Sohn Johan Justin Preissler gebohren in St. Barbara Nacht ein ½ Stund vor Zwey gegen tag in Zeichen des Stiers u Jupiters."

Translation: 1698, 4 Oct.: First son Johan Justin Preissler born in St. Barbara at night half an hour before two in the sign of Taurus and Jupiter.


  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter and draughtsman)