Franz Gerhard von Kügelgen, Theresa von Thurn und Taxis (née Mecklenburg-Strelitz) (1773-1839), wearing costume à la antique, her gold gown with equestrian frieze and medal, her white turban with gold fringing and medal

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Lot 149
Franz Gerhard von Kügelgen, Theresa von Thurn und Taxis (née Mecklenburg-Strelitz) (1773-1839), wearing costume à la antique, her gold gown with equestrian frieze and medal, her white turban with gold fringing and medal
Sold for £ 2,390 (US$ 3,109) inc. premium

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Franz Gerhard von Kügelgen (Bacharach 1772 - Dresden 1820)
Theresa von Thurn und Taxis (née Mecklenburg-Strelitz) (1773-1839), wearing costume à la antique, her gold gown with equestrian frieze and medal, her white turban with gold fringing and medal
gilt-metal mount, inscribed on backing card Therese/ Gemählin des Fürsten Karl/ Alexander v.Thurn u. Taxis/ Tochter des Herzogs Karl II/ von Mecklenburg-Strelitz,/ Schwester der Königin Luise,/ geb.d.5.April 1773/ vermählt d.25. Mai 1789/ d.12.Febr.1839.
Oval, 64mm. (2 1/2ins.) high
Exhibited: H.M., 1999
P.A., 1999
S.N.P.G., 2000-2003
Literature: S.P.N.F., no.83

Footnotes

  • Mathilde Therese, daughter of Charles II, Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, married, in 1789 Carl Alexander, Fürst von Thurn und Taxis. Artistic and well-read, with her sister Queen Luise of Prussia she was enthusiastically involved in the politics of the day, staunchly defending the interests of the House of Thurn und Taxis at the Congress of Vienna in 1815. For further information on the sitter see R. Reiser, Mathilde Therese von Thurn und Taxis in Zeitschift für Bayrische Landesgeschichte, 38, 1975, pp. 739-748.
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