Friedrich des Zweiten Ankunft im Elisium  (Allen wahren verehrern dieses grossen Monarchen gewidmet von Johann Andreas Kunze)  Frederick the Great of Prussia arrives in Elysium shortly after his death and meets his own anc estors and other historic personalities such as Plato, Alexander the Great, Ceasar, Louis XVI., Friedrich Wilhelm von Seydlitz, Hans-Joachim von Zieten, while Charon in his boat on the paradisical side of the Styx, looks curiously on the high ranking assembly.

Portraits: Friedrich des Zweiten Ankunft im Elisium

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Friedrich des Zweiten Ankunft im Elisium

(Allen wahren verehrern dieses grossen Monarchen gewidmet von Johann Andreas Kunze)

Frederick the Great of Prussia arrives in Elysium shortly after his death and meets his own ancestors and other historic personalities such as Plato, Alexander the Great, Ceasar, Louis XVI., Friedrich Wilhelm von Seydlitz, Hans-Joachim von Zieten, while Charon in his boat on the paradisical side of the Styx, looks curiously on the high ranking assembly.

Copper etching by Bartholomaeus Huebner after the drawing by G.W. Hoffmann.

Dated: Basel, 1788.

Nearly flawless. Wide margins.

38 x 51 cm (15 x 20")

 


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