Berlin in Jacoby's Kunsthandlung Unter den Linden No,, 35. [n.d., c.1786.]
Engraving. Platemark: 650 x 480mm (25½ x 18¾"). Staining to sheet. Damage in title area. Small tears in margins.
A portrait of Friedrich II, King of Prussia (1712 - 1786), more commonly known as Frederick the Great; whole length, riding a horse in the park of Sanssouci Palace, Potsdam, wearing military uniform with star, hat and sword. The palace can be seen in the background. Friedrich II was a brilliant military campaigner who, in a series of diplomatic stratagems and wars against Austria and other powers, greatly enlarged Prussia's territories and made Prussia the foremost military power in Europe. He was an enlightened monarch who favoured the French language and art, and built Sanssouci, a palace in the French Rococo style in Potsdam, near Berlin.
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