Count von Podewils was the Prussian Ambassador to Copenhagen and Stockholm from 1728 to 1729, and a cabinet minister for foreign affairs in Friedrich Wilhelm I's court. A large part of this service was owned by Ole Olsens, see Herman Schmitz, Ole Olsens Art Collections, II, Munich, p. 34, no. 1463. For examples of this service in the Hoffmeister Collection see the Katalog der Sammlung Hoffmeister, Hamburg, 1999, II, pp. 536-537, nos. 353-357.