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Count Jacob of Rechteren-Almelvo
Wertmüller, Adolf Ulrik
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Wertmüller, Adolf Ulrik

Stockholm, 1751 - United States, 1811

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Count Jacob of Rechteren-Almelvo

1790. Oil on canvas.
Not on display

Wertmüller was born in Stockholm and trained in Paris and Rome. He executed the present portrait and its companion (P002226) during his time in Spain. While there he painted the leading members of the aristocracy, to whom he was introduced by the Count. A diplomat, the present sitter was born in Over Issel, The Hague, in 1737 and was the Dutch ambassador in Madrid in 1783.

Technical data

Inventory number
Wertmüller, Adolf Ulrik
Count Jacob of Rechteren-Almelvo
Height: 62 cm; Width: 52 cm
Alfredo Baüer, 1932; acquired by the Junta Superior del Tesoro Artístico Nacional for the Prado Museum, 1932

Bibliography +

Goya and his times: Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, 1963-4:, Royal Academy of Arts in London, Londres, 1963, pp. 15.

Salas, Xavier de, Museo del Prado. Catálogo de las pinturas, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1972.

L' art européen á la cour d'Espagne au XVIIIe siecle, Reunion des musees nationaux, Paris, 1979, pp. 161.

Roettgen, Steffi, Anton Raphael Mengs, 1728-1779, Hirmer Verlag, Munich, 1999, pp. 199.

Other inventories +

Catálogo Museo del Prado, 1952. Núm. 2225.

Inscriptions +

A. Wermüller sueci pt. Madrid 1790
Signed and dated. Front, upper left corner

Update date: 11-04-2022 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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