Frederic II.Roi De Prusse. Electeur de Brandebourg
Etching and engraving in 19th century rococo gilt metal frame. Image 570 x 485mm. 22½ x 19". Paper generally soiled and stained around edges; damaged to paper surface around sitter's right eye. Lower left corner molding of frame partially missing.
Large and impressive portrait of Frederick II (1712 – 1786), in a jacket bearing the insignia of the Order of the Black Eagle. Frederick was a King of Prussia (1740 – 1786) from the Hohenzollern dynasty. In his role as a prince-elector of the Holy Roman Empire, he was Frederick IV (Friedrich IV) of Brandenburg. He became known as Frederick the Great. After Antoine Pesne (1683 - 1757), French painter who spent most of his career as court painter to Frederick the Great. Engraved by Christian Friedrich Fritzsch (1719 - 1774).
[Ref: 8852] £1,250.00