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Lot 529/0236

Estimate: €8000-12000

Attributed to Johann Heinrich Tischbein (1750 – 1812)

A fine half length Portrait of the Duke of Hesse, wearing a powdered wig, a blue sash and various orders, within a feigned oval, in a fine giltwood frame, swagged with acanthus leaves, surmounted by a crown, and with swagged apron, approx. 86cms x 67cms (34″ x 26 1/2″). (1)

Provenance:
Mecklenberg – Strelitz (see label on verso).

* Frederick Landgrave of Hesse, was born in Cassel in 1720, he married Princess Mary daughter of King George II of England, and they had four children. In 1741 he was made Knight of the Garter. He ruled as Landgrave of Hessel – Cassel from 1760 – 1785. He married secondly in 1773 to Phillipe, daughter of Friederich Willhelm of Brandenburg – Schwedt, and had no children. His main residence was the Castle at Schloss Rempenheim, where he died on 31st October 1785 at Weissenstein.

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