(n/a) Peter Eduard Stroely (German, 1768-circa 1826) Emperor Ferdinand I of Austria (1793-1875) as a child, wearing blue silk suit with white frilled collar and knotted sash, riding on an anchor entwined with oak leaves, his right hand pointing towards a column with an eagle, scales, corn, grapes, wreath of flowers and laurel crown, Italianate landscape with temple and mountains in the background
Lot 179*
(n/a) Peter Eduard Stroely
(German, 1768-circa 1826)
Emperor Ferdinand I of Austria (1793-1875) as a child, wearing blue silk suit with white frilled collar and knotted sash, riding on an anchor entwined with oak leaves, his right hand pointing towards a column with an eagle, scales, corn, grapes, wreath of flowers and laurel crown, Italianate landscape with temple and mountains in the background
Sold for £3,840 (US$ 6,454) inc. premium
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(n/a) Peter Eduard Stroely (German, 1768-circa 1826)
Emperor Ferdinand I of Austria (1793-1875) as a child, wearing blue silk suit with white frilled collar and knotted sash, riding on an anchor entwined with oak leaves, his right hand pointing towards a column with an eagle, scales, corn, grapes, wreath of flowers and laurel crown, Italianate landscape with temple and mountains in the background.
Signed on the obverse Stroely, gilt-metal mounted rectangular wood frame.
Oval, 112mm (4 7/16in) high

Footnotes

  • Allegories incorporating symbols of Hope, Abundance and Justice are often used to represent the heir to a throne. Ferdinand of Hapsburg, first son of the Holy Roman Emperor Francis II (later Francis I, Emperor of Austria) acceded in 1835 upon the death of his father. He abdicated in 1848 during a year of revolutionary upheaval across the Continent.

    Before leaving for Russia in 1796, Stroely painted many members of the Imperial Hapsburg family, including another portrait of Ferdinand, dated 1796, which is now in the Chancellery, Vienna.
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