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54-35. Standing, knee-length figure of a florid-faced man in armor; long, flowing, grey, curly hair; wearing rose velvet, fur-trimmed cape secured by emerald at right shoulder; blue moiré sash over left shoulder with suspended order of the Elephant; lace cuffs and collar, secured by ruby clasp; sword hilt, right, with ruby pommel. Right hand on hip; left hand pointing toward right, where beyond tree, flames and smoke rise from burning town.

Details

  • Title: Augustus the Strong, Elector of Saxony and King of Poland
  • Creator: Nicolas de Largillière
  • Date Created: 1715
  • Rights: Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Culture: French

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