Maria Catharina Prestel (Biographical details)

Maria Catharina Prestel (printmaker; German; British; Female; 1747 - 1794)

Also known as

Prestel, Maria Catharina; Höll, Maria Katharina; Prestel, Mary Catherine; Prestel, Catharina

Biography

Engraver, specialist in aquatint; b. Nuremberg, Maria Catharina Höll, married Johann Gottlieb Prestel in 1772 and was a pupil of his. After separating from him, moved to London in 1786, where she worked for Boydell.

Bibliography

Hüsgen, Henrich Sebastian. Artistisches Magazin, enthaltend das Leben und die Verzeichnisse der Werke hiesiger und anderer Künstler (Frankfurt am Main: J. Bayrhoffer, 1790): pp. 410-426 (entries: 49+ (including prints by Johann Gottlieb Prestel). Paper fold measure)
Schwaighofer, Claudia: 'Das druckgraphische Werk der Maria Catharina Prestel (1747-1794)', Stuttgart, 2003 (available online at epub.ub.uni-muenchen.de/50/3/schwaighofer_werkverzeichnis.pdf)
Schwaighofer, Claudia: 'Dürer, Carracci und Parmigianino in den Reproduktionsgraphiken Maria Katharina Prestel (1747-1794)'.LMU, History and Art History, Stuttgart, 2006
C. Wiebel, 'Aquatinta', exh.cat. Coburg, 2007, pp.255-266 ( for a discussion of her aquatints).