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Last NameIsenring    
Given NameJohann Baptist    
alt. NamesJ. B. I. ;     
MarriageMrs. Maria Elisabeth Ledergerw née Schnetz in 1827 (widow of state secretary Franz Anton Ledergerw +1826)    
Children    
Year born1796 Lütisburg, Sankt Gallen    
Year died1860    
Place of deathSankt Gallen    
Father's occupationfarmer Johann Baptist Isenring (Sr.) at Hof Ischlag    
Relativesmother: Anna Maria Scherrer, 5 siblings    
Educationapprentice to carpenter Johannes Nabholz, Zurich;1816- journeyman Vienna, drawing school &1820 landscape painting, aquatint at Munich Art Academy     
Country of ActivitySwitzerland    
Worked forIsenring: Thurgegenden (1825-7) & Tableau von Versteinerungen aus dem Juragebirge im Verzeichnis Kunstausstellung (1840 ) ;    
PatronageRoyal Gallery of Paintings Munich    
Collaboratorspainter Max Joseph Wagenbauer ; draughtsman David Alois Schmid ; etcher Johannes Hausheer ; etcher Caspar Burckhardt ;    
Techniquespainting, copperplate engraving, etching, lithography; geological & fossil daguerreotype, thermal hand-colored; heliograph; talbottype    
Sample(s)http://www.sikart.ch/Werke.aspx?id=result    
Archival sourcesSt. Gallen Historisches Museum    
Published sourcesWalter Binder: Hist.Lex.Schweiz ; Roland Wäspe in Swiss Inst. Art Research 1998 ; Kirchheimer 1982: 14f. & 46 ; E. Stenger: JBI. Seine Verdienste 1931: 3 & March of Photography 1950 ;    
otherFirst Swiss daguerreotypist; 1816-7 surface painter & guilder; 1823-4drawing teacher in Glarus1841 Atelier für Heliografie in Munich; Sonnenwagen mobile photo studio    
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