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FRIEDRICH DER GROSSE: SAMMLER UND MAZEN (Frederick the Great: Collector and Patron). Ed. by Johann Georg Prinz von Hohenzollern. Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich, 1992. Organized in association with Bayerische Staatsgemaldesammlungen, Munich. Published by Hirmer Verlag, Munich. 424 pp. with 315 ills. (207 col.). 31 x 25 cm. LC 93-189345 ISBN 3777459100 In German.
Presenting a broad survey of the artistic legacy of Prussian king Frederick the Great (1712-1786), this catalogue features fine illustrations and scholarly discussions of more than 200 works drawn primarily from museums in Berlin and Potsdam, including paintings by Rubens, Watteau, Batoni, Poussin, Lancret and many other 17th- and 18th-century artists; fifteen portraits by court painter Antoine Pesne (1683-1757); renderings of major architectural projects of the period; and an extensive selection of royal porcelain and silver services, snuff boxes, furniture and other decorative objects. Two introductory discussions of historical aspects of Frederick's reign preface a ten-part presentation of the exhibited works, each section accompanied by an essay describing the King's patronage of the art form represented.
Indexing: Western, Europe — 1600-1800 — Several Media — Decorative Arts
Plans: 01,06,15
Worldwide Number: 023878
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