This statuette shows Charles VI, who in 1711 was chosen to succeed his prematurely deceased brother Joseph I as emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, with an obeisant personification of the empire. He commissioned the work to compliment the equestrian portraits of his two predecessors created by the same master some twenty years earlier.
Statuette; ivory carving
73,7 cm × 53 cm × 32 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Kunstkammer
Kaiser Karl VI. Sohn des Leopold I. von Habsburg Österreich (1685 - 1740) - GND
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