Jeremiah Meyer

Jeremiah Meyer
Native name
Jeremias Majer
Jeremias Majer

(1735-01-18)18 January 1735
Tübingen, Germany
DiedJanuary 20, 1789(1789-01-20) (aged 54)
Kew, Surrey
Resting placeSt Anne's Church, Kew
51°29′02″N 0°17′16″W / 51°29′02″N 0°17′16″W / 51.4838; -0.2879
Spouse(s)Barbara Marsden
Patron(s)George III, Queen Charlotte
Miniature portrait of General Thomas Gage by Jeremiah Meyer (National Portrait Gallery)

Jeremiah Meyer RA (born Jeremias Majer; 18 January 1735 – 20 January 1789) was an 18th-century English miniature painter. He was Painter in Miniatures to Queen Charlotte, Painter in Enamels to King George III and was one of the founder members of the Royal Academy.[1]

Early life and education

Meyer was born in Tübingen as a son of the German painter Wolfgang Dietrich Majer. In about 1750 he was brought to England by his father, though sources disagree on date and age.[1][2][3][4] In 1757–8, Meyer studied enamel painting with Christian Friedrich Zincke, paying £400 for tuition and materials.[3] His style was influenced by attention to detail of the work of Joshua Reynolds.[4]

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