Jacob Munch

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Jacob Edvardsson Munch
Self portrait, by Jacob Munch.jpg
Self-portrait of Munch
Wife Emerentze Carlsen Barclay
Sophie Edvarda Munch
Emma Wilhelmine Munch
Nicoline Munch
Father Edvard Munch[1]
Mother Petronelle Helene Krefting

Jacob Edvardsson Munch (Christiania, 9 August 1776 – 10 June 1839)[2] was a Norwegian military officer[3] and painter.[4][5] His teacher was French Neoclassical painter Jacques-Louis David.

Jacob is famous for his painting of the coronation of King Charles XIV John of Sweden. He also helped the founding of Norwegian National Academy of Craft and Art Industry.


Jacob was a son of inspector Edvard Munch (1738–1793) and Petronelle Helene Krefting[6] (1746 – 1810), and he married Emerentze Carlsen Barclay (1786–1869), whose father was Christen Carlsen Barclay, whilst her mother was Severine Bøhme. Jacob and Emerentze were the parents of Sophie Edvarda Munch, Emma Wilhelmine Munch, Nicoline Munch and Marie Fredrikke Munch.

His relatives included medical officer Christian Munch,[7] famous painter Edvard Munch[8] and Peter Andreas Munch.


  1. ^ He should not be confused with his relative, the famous painter.
  2. ^ The Prints of Edvard Munch, Mirror of His Life: An Exhibition of Prints from the Collection of Sarah G. and Lionel C. Epstein
  3. ^ Jean Selz. E. Munch.
  4. ^ Falahat, Ann. "Jacob Munch". Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Retrieved 28 February 2012.
  5. ^ Gyldendals store konversasjonsleksikon
  6. ^ Family of Petronelle Helene Krefting
  7. ^ Nicolay Stang. Edvard Munch, p. 302.
  8. ^ Jerome A. Winer. The Annual of Psychoanalysis, Volume 17.
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