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Charles VI and Gundacker Count Althann

1728, Artist: Francesco Solimena

 

 

Charles VI and Gundacker Count Althann

The director of imperial buildings, Gundacker Count Althann, is presenting Charles VI with the inventory of the imperial art collections. The occasion for this paean to a Baroque ruler was the concentration and redisplay of the Habsburg artworks in Vienna’s Stallburg. The emperor commissioned this picture from the most important Neapolitan painter, Francesco Solimena. The portrait heads of Charles and his director of buildings were added in Vienna by the painter Johann Gottfried Auerbach.

Location: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Saal II

Object data

Object Name

Painting

Culture

Italian, Neapolitan

Dated

1728

Artist

Francesco Solimena (1657 Canale di Serino - 1747 Barra bei Neapel) - GND

Johann Gottfried Auerbach (Porträtköpfe Karls VI. und Graf Althann) (1687 Mühlhausen - 1743 Wien) - GND

Material

Canvas

Dimensions

309 x 284 cm

Signed

Inscribed on the bottom left of the base: F. SOLIMENA

Inscribed

Auf dem Inventar die Inschrift: IMP:ROM:CAROLO:PYNACOTHECAE RESTAVRATORI AVGVSTO FELICI:OBSEQVIO AEDIL:PRAEF:COM: ALTHANN. 1728

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Gemäldegalerie

Inv. No.

Gemäldegalerie, 1601

Provenance

1728 to Vienna

Depiction/Person

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