Joachim Georg Kreutzfelder
- Joachim Georg Kreutzfelder
- Allegorical portrait of the brothers Phillip Albert and Wilhelm Heinrich von Limpurg
- signed and dated: I. H. Hinnius invenit,/ I.C. Creuzfelder pinxit/ 1.6. 61.
- oil on copper
- 8 3/4 by 7 1/4 in.; 22.2 by 17.41 cm.
There acquired by the present collector.
While little is known of the older brother, the younger boy, Wilhelm Heinrich (1651-1690) is much better recorded and appears to have succeded to the title; he was the last male descendant of the line and after his death the office of Schenk fell vacant, his many daughters splitting the estate.
The painting is an elaborate allegory of the family and their virtues. It was painted by the Nuremberg artist Joachim Georg Kreuzfelder, who was the court painter to the Hohenlohe, the boys' maternal relations.
A complete transcription of the Latin inscriptions is available upon request.