5 June 2007
GERMAN SCHOOL, CIRCA 1720/1730
A prince, possibly a Duke of Brunswick, in brown coat with gold-bordered red collar, white cravat with gold and gem-set stick-pin, ermine-bordered deep red velvet cloak fastened at left shoulder, wearing the blue moiré sash of the Order of the Garter, full-bottomed powdered curling wig
enamel on copper
oval, 1¼ in. (31 mm.) high
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The sitter is possibly Ferdinand Albrecht II (1680-1735), Duke of Brunswick-Bevern, only surviving son of Ferdinand Albrecht I and who married in 1712 Antoinette Amalie of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel.
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