David Klöcker Ehrenstråhl was a Swedish nobleman and portrait painter. Biography David Klöcker was born in Hamburg.
He was the son of Johann Klöcker and had eight siblings. In 1648, Klöcker traveled to Amsterdam where he learned how to paint following the instructions from Juriaen Jacobsze (1624–1685). In 1652, he left his art studies in the Netherlands and moved to Skokloster Castle (Skoklosters slott) on Lake Mälaren, Sweden at the request of Swedish noblemann Carl Gustaf Wrangel (1613–1676). Between 1654 and 1661 he studied in Italy and visited the courts of both France and England. On his return he became entitled Court painter (hovkonterfejare) in 1661. He was raised to the nobility in 1674 at which time he took the surname Ehrenstråhl. He became court intendant in 1690. He made portraits of, among others, King Charles XI of Sweden, Erik Dahlbergh, Georg Stiernhielm and Agneta Horn.