Category: portrait

“Show Me How You Do That Trick, Where Colors N…

“Show Me How You Do That Trick, Where Colors Never Fade” (acrylic on canvas 16 x 20 inches)

history-of-fashion:1730-1731 Martin van Meyten…

history-of-fashion:

1730-1731 Martin van Meytens the Younger – Carl Gustaf Tessin, Ulla Sparre of Sundby and Brita Stina Sparre

Martin van Meytens (June 24, 1695 – March 23, 1770) was a Dutch-Swedish painter who painted members of the Royal Court of Austria such as Marie Antoinette, Maria Theresa of Austria, Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor, the Emperor’s family and members of the local aristocracy. His painting style inspired many other painters to paint in a similar format.

paintingispoetry:Martin van Meytens, Archduche…

paintingispoetry:

Martin van Meytens, Archduchess Maria Amalia of Austria, ca. 1760

Maria Amalia of Austria (26 February 1746 – 18 June 1804) was the Duchess of Parma, Piacenza and Guastalla by marriage. Maria Amalia was a daughter of Empress Maria Theresa and Emperor Francis I. She was thus younger sister to Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor and older sister to Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor, Maria Carolina, Queen of Naples and Marie Antoinette, Queen of France.

history-of-fashion:mid-1730s Martin van Meyten…

history-of-fashion:

mid-1730s Martin van Meytens II. – Maria Theresia as Archduchess

Maria Theresa Walburga Amalia Christina (German: Maria Theresia 13 May 1717 – 29 November 1780) was the only female ruler of the Habsburg dominions and the last of the House of Habsburg. She was the sovereign of Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Bohemia, Transylvania, Mantua, Milan, Lodomeria and Galicia, the Austrian Netherlands and Parma. By marriage, she was Duchess of Lorraine, Grand Duchess of Tuscany and Holy Roman Empress.

She started her 40-year reign when her father, Emperor Charles VI, died in October 1740. Charles VI paved the way for her accession with the Pragmatic Sanction of 1713 and spent his entire reign securing it. Upon the death of her father, Saxony, Prussia, Bavaria, and France all repudiated the sanction they had recognised during his lifetime. Frederick II of Prussia (who became Maria Theresa’s greatest rival for most of her reign) promptly invaded and took the affluent Habsburg province of Silesia in the seven-year conflict known as the War of the Austrian Succession. Over the course of the war, despite the loss of Silesia and a few minor territories in Italy, Maria Theresa successfully defended her rule over most of the Habsburg empire. Maria Theresa later unsuccessfully tried to reconquer Silesia during the Seven Years’ War.

Maria Theresa and her husband, Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor, had eleven daughters, including the Queen of France, the Queen of Naples and Sicily, the Duchess of Parma, and five sons, including two Holy Roman Emperors, Joseph II and Leopold II. Of the sixteen children, ten survived to adulthood. Though she was expected to cede power to Francis and Joseph, both of whom were officially her co-rulers in Austria and Bohemia, Maria Theresa was the absolute sovereign who ruled with the counsel of her advisers. She criticised and disapproved of many of Joseph’s actions. Maria Theresa understood the importance of her public persona and was able to simultaneously evoke both esteem and affection from her subjects.

Maria Theresa promulgated financial and educational reforms, with the assistance of Count Friedrich Wilhelm von Haugwitz and Gerard van Swieten, promoted commerce and the development of agriculture, and reorganised Austria’s ramshackle military, all of which strengthened Austria’s international standing. However, she refused to allow religious pluralism and advocated for the state church and contemporary adversary travelers criticized her regime as bigoted and superstitious.

Martin van Meytens (June 24, 1695 – March 23, 1770) was a Dutch-Swedish painter who painted members of the Royal Court of Austria such as Marie Antoinette, Maria Theresa of Austria, Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor, the Emperor’s family and members of the local aristocracy. His painting style inspired many other painters to paint in a similar format.

tiny-librarian: A portrait of Prince Charles …

tiny-librarian:

A portrait
of Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine, Governor of the Austrian
Netherlands, by Martin van Meytens.

Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine (French: Charles Alexandre Emanuel de Lorraine; German: Karl Alexander von Lothringen und Bar; 12 December 1712 in Lunéville – 4 July 1780 in Tervuren) was a Lorraine-born Austrian general and soldier, field marshal of the Imperial Army, and governor of the Austrian Netherlands.

During the War of the Austrian Succession, he was one of the principal Austrian military commanders. He was most notable for his defeats by better trained and superior forces under Frederick the Great. At the Battle of Chotusitz in 1742, his forces lost the battle but were able to inflict greater loss of life and retreat in good order. However, he lost more decisively to Frederick at the Battle of Hohenfriedberg and the Battle of Soor in 1745. He was also defeated by Maurice de Saxe at the Battle of Rocoux in 1746.

Despite his record of defeats, he was able to retain his position. He was able to attain command ahead of the more popular Marshal Browne because of the support of his brother who had significant influence over military appointments. During Austria’s Third Silesian War against Prussia (part of the wider Seven Years’ War), he commanded the army of the Roman-German Emperor at the Battle of Prague, where he was again defeated by Frederick the Great, king of Prussia, but was able to inflict heavy casualties on the superior Prussian forces. He subsequently defeated a smaller Prussian army in 1757 at the Battle of Breslau before being completely routed by Frederick the Great at the Battle of Leuthen, which is considered one of Frederick’s most brilliant victories. During the battle, he was commander of the Imperial Army as appointed by Maria Theresa.

Martin van Meytens (June 24, 1695 – March 23, 1770) was a Dutch-Swedish painter who painted members of the Royal Court of Austria such as Marie Antoinette, Maria Theresa of Austria, Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor, the Emperor’s family and members of the local aristocracy. His painting style inspired many other painters to paint in a similar format.

history-of-fashion:1730s Martin van Meytens II…

history-of-fashion:

1730s Martin van Meytens II – Johann Christoph Freiherr von Bartenstein

Martin van Meytens (June 24, 1695 – March 23, 1770) was a Dutch-Swedish painter who painted members of the Royal Court of Austria such as Marie Antoinette, Maria Theresa of Austria, Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor, the Emperor’s family and members of the local aristocracy. His painting style inspired many other painters to paint in a similar format.

tiny-librarian: The top portrait, long mistak…

tiny-librarian:

The top portrait, long mistakenly labelled as Marie Antoinette, has been properly identified as Maria Josepha. The portrait, which hangs in Schonbrunn, has even had the nameplate changed.

It was painted in 1767 by Martin van Meytens, when Antoinette would
only have been a young girl of about 12 years old. Josepha would have
been 16 at the time, a young woman due to be married soon and looking
much more mature, as the subject of the painting does. Antoinette was
often said to look much, much younger than her years, something that was
often remarked upon during her early years at the French Court.

When
you look at closeups of other portraits of Maria Josepha, the facial
similarity becomes even more striking. There’s a distinctive deep dimple
in her chin that you can see in the portrait, a feature not shared by
her younger sister Antoinette.

Another portrait, seen at the
bottom was done by Francesco Liani, is confirmed as Josepha as well and
is for all intents and purposes identical to the van Meytens one, and
was likely a copy done of it.

Martin van Meytens (June 24, 1695 – March 23, 1770) was a Dutch-Swedish painter who painted members of the Royal Court of Austria such as Marie Antoinette, Maria Theresa of Austria, Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor, the Emperor’s family and members of the local aristocracy. His painting style inspired many other painters to paint in a similar format.

history-of-fashion:1767-1768 Martin van Meyten…

history-of-fashion:

1767-1768 Martin van Meytens – Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette (born Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna; 2 November 1755 – 16 October 1793) was the last Queen of France before the French Revolution. She was born an Archduchess of Austria, and was the penultimate child and youngest daughter of Empress Maria Theresa and Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor.

In May 1770, upon her marriage to Louis-Auguste, heir apparent to the French throne, she became Dauphine of France. On 10 May 1774, when her husband ascended the throne as Louis XVI, she assumed the title Queen of France and Navarre, which she held until September 1791, when, as the French Revolution proceeded, she became Queen of the French, a title she held until 21 September 1792.

After eight years of marriage, Marie Antoinette gave birth to a daughter, Marie Thérèse, the first of her four children. Despite her initial popularity, a growing number of the population eventually came to dislike her, accusing her of being profligate, promiscuous, and of harbouring sympathies for France’s enemies, particularly her native Austria. The Affair of the Diamond Necklace damaged her reputation further. During the Revolution, she became known as Madame Déficit because the country’s financial crisis was blamed on her lavish spending and her opposition to the social and financial reforms of Turgot and Necker.

During the Revolution, after the government had placed the royal family under house arrest in the Tuileries Palace in October 1789, several events linked to Marie Antoinette, in particular the June 1791 attempted flight to Varennes and her role in the War of the First Coalition, had disastrous effects on French popular opinion. On 10 August 1792, the attack on the Tuileries forced the royal family to take refuge at the Assembly, and on 13 August the family was imprisoned in the Temple. On 21 September 1792, the monarchy was abolished. After a two-day trial began on 14 October 1793, Marie Antoinette was convicted by the Revolutionary Tribunal of high treason and executed by guillotine on the Place de la Révolution on 16 October 1793.

Martin van Meytens (June 24, 1695 – March 23, 1770) was a Dutch-Swedish painter who painted members of the Royal Court of Austria such as Marie Antoinette, Maria Theresa of Austria, Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor, the Emperor’s family and members of the local aristocracy. His painting style inspired many other painters to paint in a similar format.

“Slipping On Gloves To Lay Tenderly” (acrylic …

“Slipping On Gloves To Lay Tenderly” (acrylic on canvas 20 x 16 inches)

Robert Lefèvre, Baronne Elisabeth Alexandrovna…

Robert Lefèvre, Baronne Elisabeth Alexandrovna Stroganoff, ca. 1800-5