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PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTION, PHILADELPHIA

Austrian or French School, 18th century
PORTRAIT OF A NOBLEMAN WEARING THE ORDER OF THE GOLDEN FLEECE, POSSIBLY PHILIPP LUDWIG WENZEL VON SINZENDORF
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PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTION, PHILADELPHIA

Austrian or French School, 18th century
PORTRAIT OF A NOBLEMAN WEARING THE ORDER OF THE GOLDEN FLEECE, POSSIBLY PHILIPP LUDWIG WENZEL VON SINZENDORF
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Austrian or French School, 18th century
PORTRAIT OF A NOBLEMAN WEARING THE ORDER OF THE GOLDEN FLEECE, POSSIBLY PHILIPP LUDWIG WENZEL VON SINZENDORF
inscribed lower left: 60
oil on canvas
35 1/2  by 24 in.; 90.2 by 61 cm.
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Catalogue Note

Though the subject of this royal portrait has proven elusive to scholars, a clue to his identity is the Order of the Golden Fleece around his neck.  A likely candidate for the sitter is Philipp Ludwig Wenzel von Sinzendorf, a Viennese diplomat who was appointed a Knight of the Golden Fleece by Charles VI.  Some scholars believe the portrait to be Austrian, possibly by Jacob van Schuppen who was known to create reduced versions of his formal portraits.  Alternatively, it been suggested that the portrait is by a French artist and depicts Philippe II, duc d'Orléans, who became a Knight in the Order of the Golden Fleece in 1701.  

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