Renaissance Child Portrait of Bernhard of Saxony (1638-1678) - Christian Richter, 1643




Christian Eduard Franke-Landwers Christoph Freiherr von Seckendorff


Christian Richter, 1643

This portrait of a child by the hand of the princely Saxon court painter Richter (Altenburg around 1612-1667 Weimar) shows the first Duke of Jena-Saxony as a boy at the age of five in a magnificent red suit with gold borders and lace trimming. The inscription in the upper left corner reads "Bernardus Dux Saxoniae / Iuli Cliui et Mont / Born in Weimar / Ao. 1638 / Contrafeit Ao. 1643 / C. Judge". Oil on canvas.

Height 130 cm, width 84 cm (without frame).

Thieme/Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler, vol. 28, p. 285-286.



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