Kager, Johann Matthias

Kager, Johann Matthias an eminent German painter, was born at Munich in 1566, and went to Italy while young, where he spent several years studying the best works of the great masters. He died at Augsburg in 1634. His works are chiefly in the churches and public edifices of Munich. He etched a few plates from his own designs, among which are the following: The Adoration of the Shepherds; The Baptism of Christ by St. John; The Holy Family; St. Francis Surrounded by the Monks of his Order; The Virgin and Child in the Clouds. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.; Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.

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