24 April 2009
Ignaz Stern (Mauerkirchen, Bavaria 1679-1748 Rome)
An equestrian portrait of a nobleman as Protector of the Arts, before personifications of Sculpture, Poetry, Music and Painting
oil on canvas
29½ x 39¼ in. (75 x 99.2 cm.)
Kofler-Truniger Collection, Lucerne; Christie's, London, 8 July 1988, lot 51.
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