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Count Moritz of Saxony (1696-1750)

Sachsen, Moritz von (1704-1788) | Person(s) shown
Latour, Maurice Quentin de (1704-1788) | Painter

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In this portrait, the pastel painter Latour depicts his friend Count Moritz of Saxony. The friendly smile contrasts with his high military rank as Marshal of France. Moritz, a half-brother of August III, had been in French service since 1720. As a highly respected military commander, he was also an important diplomatic intermediary between Saxony and France. It was thanks to him that his niece Maria Josepha came to marry the heir to the French throne, Louis Ferdinand.

Material & Technique
Pastel on paper
Museum
Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister
Dating
1748 (?)
Inventory number
Gal.-Nr. P 164
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