|ART HISTORIAN (GERMANY)|
BORN 2 Aug 1783, Köln - DIED 2 May 1854, Bonn|
REAL NAME Boisserée, Johann Sulpiz Melchior Dominikus
GRAVE LOCATION Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen: Alter Friedhof
Son of the merchant Nicolas Boisserée and brother of Melchior Boisserée. He grew up with his strictly catholic grandmother after his parents died. In 1799 in Hamburg his interest in art started and from 1804 onwards he collected old paintings together with his brother Melchior (24 Feb 1786 - 14 May 1851) and with Johann Baptist Bertramm (6 Feb 1776 - 19 Apr 1841).
They were in close contact with Franz Wallraf and Friedrich Schlegel. Sulpice met Goethe several times in Frankfurt am Main and Goethe travelled to Heidelberg to see their collection of paintings. Heidelberg had been the home of the collection since 1810. In 1827 it was bought by king Ludwig I of Bavaria for the Alte Pinakothek in Munich.
was a friend of Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
knew Mendelssohn, Dorothea
knew Schlegel, Friedrich von
was painted by Schmeller, Johann Joseph
knew Willemer, Marianne von
Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909
Sulpiz BoisserÃ©e â€“ Wikipedia