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Portrait of Marie Anne de Saxe - Attributed to G.Desmares (1697 – 1776)
Portrait of Marie Anne de Saxe - Attributed to G.Desmares (1697 – 1776) - Paintings & Drawings Style Louis XV
Ref : 101926
16 000 €
Period :
18th century
Provenance :
Medium :
Oil on canvas
Dimensions :
l. 35.24 inch X H. 46.06 inch
Philippe Delpierre

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Portrait of Marie Anne de Saxe - Attributed to G.Desmares (1697 – 1776)

Georg Desmares (1697 – 1776)
Pupil of Peter Martin van Meytens of which he became the collaborator. Born in Stockholm, he left in 1724 for Amsterdam, then he went to Nuremberg, then to Venice where he received lessons from Piazetta. In 1731, he settled in Munich and became court painter until his death in 1776.
He made a number of official portraits kept at the Munich Residenz of Princess Marie-Anne of Saxony (1728 – 1797) wife of Prince Elector Maximilian III of Bavaria

Marie-Anne Sophie Sabine Angèle Françoise-Xavière de Saxe, Princess of Saxony and Poland (1728 – 1797) was the wife of the prince-elector of Bavaria Maximilian III.
Daughter of Prince-Elector Frederick-Auguste of Saxony, future King of Poland, and Archduchess Josephus of Austria (daughter of Emperor Joseph I), she had fourteen brothers and sisters, including Marie-Josèphe of Saxony, Dauphine of France and mother of the future Louis XVI, which makes her the aunt of the King of France.
She married Maximilian III of Bavaria in 1747, but the marriage remained childless, ending the younger branch of the Wittelsbachs on Maximilian's death in 1777.
Won over to the philosophical ideas of the Enlightenment, he reigns as an enlightened despot.
Thus in 1747 he created the Nymphenburg porcelain factory, in 1759, the Bavarian Academy of Sciences. In 1751, he commissioned the splendid rococo hall of the Résidenz theater from François de Cuvilliès and in 1762 for the carnival celebrations, Maximilien, a great music lover and composer in his spare time, received Mozart.

Philippe Delpierre


18th Century Oil Painting Louis XV