Lot 4460

Friedrich August von Kaulbach (1850 - 1920) – Prince Regent Luitpold with the collar of the Order of St. Hubert, dated 1900

International Orders and Military Collectibles | A80m | Live auction | 1049 Lots

Description

Oil on a light primed canvas, signed "FA von Kaulbach 1900" at the bottom left edge of the oval picture. Half-length portrait in Spanish court attire with a gilt rapier, wearing the collar of the Order of St. Hubert (the Wittelsbach House Order) and a white ruff, with flames and a landscape scene in the background. The head exquisitely painted in pastose technique. The oval, painted architectural frame in neo-Renaissance style. An old paper label reading "Stadtgemeinde München K 4880" on the back of the stretcher. The decorative frame with gilt stucco (minor defects) and leaf ornaments engraved at the corners. The painted surface darkened, shrinkage cracks. Untouched, as found condition. Can easily be improved by professional restoration. Size of the painting circa 110 x 90 cm, size of the frame circa 125 x 105 cm.
Together with Franz von Lenbach and Franz von Stuck, Friedrich August von Kaulbach was one of the Münchner Malerfürsten (Munich painter princes), almost exclusively portraying members of the highest German and American social circles.

Condition:II - III

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General Information

Day 1 of our live auction "International Orders and Military Collectibles" includes 1061 lots. The auction starts on Monday, November 18, 2019 at 10:00 am with Orders and Decorations (lot no. 3851 - 3987) and continue afterwards with Military Collectibles (lot no. 3991 - 4916). The pre-sale viewing will take place from Wednesday, 6.11. until Sunday, 10.11., and on Sunday, 17.11.2019 from 2 to 6 pm (CET).