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PROPERTY FROM A GERMAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Albrecht Adam
GERMAN
THE RESCUE OF COUNT MÜNNICH
Estimate
30,00050,000
JUMP TO LOT
80

PROPERTY FROM A GERMAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Albrecht Adam
GERMAN
THE RESCUE OF COUNT MÜNNICH
Estimate
30,00050,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

19th Century European Paintings

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Albrecht Adam
1786 - 1862
GERMAN
THE RESCUE OF COUNT MÜNNICH

Provenance

Baroness Victoria von Schlotheim (b. 1948, cousin of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, and related to Friedrich Franz Graf von Münnich)
Purchased from the above, circa 1960

Catalogue Note

This painting recounts the heroic tale of Friedrich Franz Graf von Münnich, Lord Steward to Duke Peter Friedrich Ludwig von Oldenburg. He was wounded in a battle fought between the Russian-German legion and Napoleon. The Count is being rescued in a sleigh drawn by four horses. Accompanied by several Cossacks wearing the Tsar’s green uniform and followed by another coach of civilians, he is being evacuated to safety. Münnich’s family had been in the service of the Russian Tsars since 1721, which may explain his Cossack cap.

19th Century European Paintings

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London