Therese Maron

Theresa Concordia Maron, born Mengs (* 1725 in Usti nad Labem, † October 10, 1806 in Rome) was a German painter.


Theresa Concordia Mengs was born as a daughter of the Saxon court painter Ismael Mengs. Lessons in painting, she received, as well as her brother Anton Raphael Mengs, from her father, a respected miniaturists of the time, the portraits of many kings, members of the high nobility and celebrities of the day.

Theresa Mengs worked temporarily in the service of the Dresden court, where different versions of the Santa Notte, Saint Jerome emerged, inter alia, in particular, she worked as a portrait and miniature painter in Rome. She painted in pastel and enamel and gouache.

In an exhibition at Gotha Castle Museum entitled artists of Goethe's time, it was represented with paintings under her birth name Theresa Mengs.

She was married to Anton Maron (1733-1808), a student, friend and fellow painter Anton Raphael Mengs.


The State Art Collection in Dresden wrote about it in a press release that she was a " lesser known, yet the quality of their work compelling artists [ in] " was.

Works (excerpt)

  • Self-Portrait. Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden
  • Portrait of Sister Julia Mengs, Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden