The New International Encyclopædia/Schmid, Matthias

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SCHMID, Matthias (1835—). An Austrian genre painter, born at See, in the Paznau Valley, Tyrol. He got his early training in painting at home, and in 1853 went to Munich, where in 1856 he entered the Academy. In 1871 he became a pupil of Piloty and turned from religious subjects to satiric genre pictures of the Tyrolese priesthood, like “Mendicant Friars” and “A Judge of Morals” (1872). A later manner, free from anticlerical animus, is shown in “The Betrothal” (1879), “His Reverence Lathered” (1883). “Going on a Pilgrimage” (1886), and “The Holiday Orator” (1893).