Portrait Bust of Philippine Charlotte, Duchess of Brunswick
Object Place: Fürstenberg, Germany
Height: 14 cm (5 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Porcelain, polychrome enamels
Angelica Lloyd Russell Gallery (Gallery 142)
Wearing white frilled cap, blue and white striped lace collar, jeweled corsage, iron-red and turquoise bodice and ermine-lined puce cloak.
Painter's mark of Zeschinger. The later gilt wood stand with crowned monogram of Catherine the Great in medal relief.
About 1758-59, probably Carl I, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (b. 1713 - d. 1780) (probably original commission) [see note 1]. November 28, 1975, anonymous sale, Christie, Manson and Woods, London, lot 132, to Edward M. Pflueger (b. 1905 - d. 1997) and Kiyi Powers Pflueger (b. 1915 - d. 2008), New York; 2006, bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 26, 2006)
Carl I was Philippine Charlotte's husband and founder of the Fürstenberg Porcelain Company (1747).
Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger Collection. Bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and Gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger