This life-size portrait shows the sitter aged about 55. He wears the dark double-breasted uniform of a Prussian general, with a red-gold embroidered collar, gold aiguillettes and gold buttons. Round his neck he wears the badges of Saint John of Prussia and Maria Theresa of Austria. He also wears the Vladimir of Russia, the Iron Cross, and, on the left breast, the star of the Black Eagle and beneath it a second Iron Cross. This portrait was presumably painted in 1818, when the artist attended the memorial review of the Allied armies at Cambrai.
Where to see this painting?
English Heritage, The Wellington Collection, Apsley House
Hyde Park Corner, London, Greater London, England, W1J 7NT
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More on this painting
management transferred from the Victoria and Albert Museum to English Heritage, 2004