|Marie Ellenreider "Self Portrait" miniature ca. 1810 The Daulton Collection|
Marie Ellenreider (1791-1863) was born in Konstanz, Germany into an artistic family (her grandfather was Franz Ludwig Herrman, a noted painter and frescoist) who encouraged their daughter in her artistic studies. She studied with miniaturist Joseph Einsle, and her early portraits were very favorably received. She became the first woman honored with admission into the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich.
|Marie Ellenreider "Self Portrait" 1819 Rosgartenmuseum Konstanz|
In the 1840s Ellenreifer returned to Konstanz and continued making religious pieces. Two of these were acquired by Queen Victoria and remain in the royal collection.