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Anna Dorothea Therbusch

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Anna Dorothea Therbusch (born Anna Dorothea Lisiewski, Anna Dorota Lisiewska, 23 July 1721 – 9 November 1782) was a prominent Rococo painter born in the Kingdom of Prussia. About 200 of her works survive, and she painted at least eighty-five verified portraits. Life Anna Dorothea Therbusch was born in Berlin. She came from a noted family, the daughter of Maria Elisabetha (née Kahlow) and Georg Lisiewski (1674–1751), a Berlin portrait painter of Polish stock who arrived in Prussia in 1692 as part of the retinue of the court architect Johann Friedrich Eosander von Göthe. Georg taught Anna, her sister Anna Rosina Lisiewski and their brother Christian Friedrich Reinhold to paint. She trained as a painter during her teens. Anna Dorothea and her elder sister Anna Rosina were hailed as Wunderkinder of painting. In her youth, she painted copies of Antoine Pesne's fetes galantes and, like Pesne, learned to emulate the styles of Watteau, Lancret, and Pa
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