Friedrich Wilhelm von Schadow

( 1789 - 1862 )

A portrait of Prince Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig and Wilhelm zu Solms - Braunfels


Oil on canvas

134 cm (52¾ in.) diameter

Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Germany

Commissioned by Prince Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig of Prussia (1794–1863) for his mother Frederica
of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1778–1841), Princess of Prussia, Princess of Solms-Braunfels, Duchess of
Cumberland and Queen of Hanover, London, United Kingdom, c.1830
by descent to Augusta of Hesse-Cassel (1822–1916), Duchess of Cambridge and Grand Duchess
of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Light Blue Salon in the Hanoverian Palace on Leinstra.e 29, Hanover,
Germany, before 1845
by descent to Ernst-August (b. 1954), Prince of Hanover, Duke of Brunswick and Lüneburg,
Hanover and Marienburg Castle, Nordstemmen, until 2005
Arbeitskreis Kultur Düsseldorf, 2011, vol. 2, p. 44
C. Grewe, ‘Portrait of the Artist as an Arabesque: Romantic Form and Social Practice in Wilhelm von Schadow’s The Modern Vasari’, Intellectual History Review, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 99–134, at p. 127, fig. 15

Friedrich Wilhelm von Schadow