Johann E. Nilson - Stanislaus Augustus - Winckelmann Gallery

Johann E. Nilson - Stanislaus Augustus

Three-quarter-view portrait of Stanislaw August Poniatowski, King of Poland and Lithuania holding a royal staff, presented in an oval cartouche with the inscription Dignissimo in the lower part. Below are an allegorical figure of the Polish community with a laurel wreath and five putti, a five-field coat of arms showing the eagle, the Lithuanian knight on horseback and the Polish ciolek (bull calf) in the middle. Description under the cartouche with the portrait: Dignissimo; on the banner (within the composition): Confederatio Generali / Poloniae at Lith and under the composition with Geniusz in Polish costume and laurel wreath in hand: Stanislavs Avgvst / DG Rex Poloniae et Lith: / Natus d: 17.Jan: 1731. Elect: d : 7. Sept. Coron: d: 25. Nov: 1764. Warsov.

Artist: Johann Esaias Nilson (1721-1788).
Signature: in plate: J. E. Nilson.
Medium: Copper engraving on paper.
Condition: Very good condition.
Dimensions: 24 x 19 cm. / 9 ½ x 7 ½ in. (visible)
Frame: 44 x 38 cm. / 17 ¼ x 15 in. Gilt wood and stucco 19th century. Good general condition with minor imperfections.
Provenance: France.
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