[Sweden] Gustavus Baron de NolckenHis Swedish Maj's Envoy Ext.y & Minister Plenip.y at the Court of Great Britain &c &c &c
Rare & fine stipple engraving, platemark 250 x 20mm (9¾ x 8¼"). Very large margins.
Gustaf Adam von Nolcken, Swedish ambassador in London (1764-93), wearing the Cross of the Order of the Polar Star, a Swedish order of chivalry. The Swedish embassy in London was at that time located on Portman Square, a short distance from its current location on Montague Place. After a portrait by Carl Fredrik von Breda (1759-1818), Swedish painter active in England for much of the 1780s and 1790s. Other portraits he painted while in England included Sir Joshua Reynolds and, when visiting Birmingham, several members of the Lunar Society including James Watt.
For Breda's portrait of Reynolds see ref. 29524.
[Ref: 38668] £220.00