Conrad Martin Metz
1749 Bonn – Rome 1827

German painter, draughtsman and engraver

Conrad Martin Metz was the son of the painter Johann Martin Metz (1717-1789). He was trained by his father and moved (probably in 1772) with him and his sister Gertrudis (a copper engraver) to London. From 1772 he studied at the Royal Academy of Arts under Francesco Bartolozzi (1727-1815). In London he published three works with engravings (Imitations of Drawings by Parmegiano etc., 1790; Schediasmata ex Archetypis Pol. Caravagiensis ect., 1791; Imitations of Drawings etc., 1798). From 1801 he lived and worked in Rome.

For his drawings Metz mainly used mythological themes. Examples can be seen in the British Museum, London, in the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum in Cologne and in the State Museum in Bonn.