Family Portrait of Duchess Helene zu Württemberg-Oels, née Princess zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg




Christian Eduard Franke-Landwers Christoph Freiherr von Seckendorff


Carl Rothe, Breslau around 1834

Oil on canvas, marked on the back.

The family portrait shows the second wife of Duke Eugen II of Württemberg-Oels (Oels 1788 - 1857 Karlsruhe), Duchess Helene (Langenburg 1807 - 1880 Heinrichsruh near Schleiz) with three of her four children: Wilhelm (1828-1869), Nikolaus (1833-1903) and Alexandrine (1829-1913), later abbess of the noble ladies' convent in Oberstenfeld.

The painting was made before the birth of their fourth child Agnes (1835-1903) and is attributed to the court painter Carl Rothe (Dresden 1810-1865 Liegnitz), who worked as court painter to the dukes of Württemberg in Oels and Breslau. Several portraits of the family by have been preserved.

Height 136.5 cm, width 111 cm.



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