After Georg Donauer (German, d. 1634) oil on canvas portrait of Duke Johann Friedrich von WÃ¼rttemberg (1582-1628). The subject is depicted standing in fine clothing with his sword at his left side, his gloves and plumed helmet on a table to his right, red drapes on either side; biographical information upper right corner. Possible (illegible) signature lower left corner. Old paper label with additional biographical information en verso and remnants of old label en verso of stretcher. Old but not original molded and stained mahogany frame with gilt rabbet edge. 19 3/4" H x 13 7/8" W sight, 12" H x 17 1/2" W framed. 18th century or earlier. Note: a very similar painting by Georg Donauer is in the collection of the Landesmuseum in Wurttemberg. Johann Friedrich was the son of Frederick I and Sibylla of Anhalt. He assumed barony over the Duchy of Wurttemburg in 1608 and reigned until his death in 1628. Provenance: Private Middle Tennessee collection. CONDITION: Original canvas is extremely dry, brittle and fragile with craquelure throughout. 5/8" hole lower center (edge of tablecloth); 1/2" flake two inches from right rabbet edge; 5/8" puncture/flake upper left quadrant/center, near subject's head; 1 1/2" line of flaking upper left corner; 1/4" flake upper left corner; lower edge has several narrow lines of flaking up to 4" L; other smaller scattered flakes; 1/3" diameter spot of overpainting lower left corner, tablecloth; 3" area of flourescence (under UV light) center, in face area and chest area just below subject's white collar, possibly from limited cleaning.
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