Johann Heinrich Schröder - Oval Portrait of King Frederick WIlliam II of Prussia

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Johann Heinrich Schröder

Oval Portrait of King Frederick WIlliam II of Prussia

Oil on canvas. 55 x 45 cm.

Frederick William II (1744-1797) became King of Prussia in 1786, succeeding his uncle Frederick the Great. The monarch was considered a patron of both the fine arts and literature and music. Under his reign, Berlin became a cultural center of the classical period, alongside Weimar.

Marieluise Spangenberg listed eight portraits of Frederick William II in her catalog raisonné of Johann Heinrich Schröder (cf. M. Spangenberg: Der Meininger Porträtmaler Johann Heinrich Schröder (1757-1812). Monograph and catalog raisonné, Meiningen 1995, nos. 141-148). The present portrait could be number 147. In his expertise, Helmut Börsch-Supan mentions that Marieluise Spangenberg confirmed to him that the painting is an original. Furthermore, he emphasizes: "The execution is exceptionally fine, as evidenced especially by the ribbon of the Order of the Black Eagle and the embroidery on the uniform."

Certificate

Prof. Dr. Helmut Börsch-Supan, Berlin, 9.4.2019.

Lot 109 Rα

Estimate:
8.000 € - 12.000 €

Result:
23.750 €