Pfalzgraf Friedrich Michael von Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld
Louis Tocqué (1696-1772)

Pfalzgraf Friedrich Michael von Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld,

um 1745
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
89 x 73 cm
Displayed
Not on display
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
2498
Acquisition
1799 aus der Galerie Zweibrücken
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Louis Tocqué, Pfalzgraf Friedrich Michael von Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld, um 1745, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/gR4kRReGEe (Last updated on 29.06.2022)
Count Palatine Friedrich Michael of Zweibrücken, the younger brother of Duke Christian IV of Palatine-Zweibrücken, pursued a military career. In this portrait, Louis Tocqué—a pupil of Jean-Marc Nattier—emphasises less the martial side and more the courtly elegance of the still young officer who was in the service of the French at the time the picture was painted. Friedrich Michael’s son, Maximilian Joseph, who was born in 1756, later first became Elector and then King of Bavaria.

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