Collection

Portrait of Sophia Charlotte

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Basic information
ID
Ж-4330
Author
unknown
Name
Portrait of Sophia Charlotte
Date of creation
late 17th c.
Technique
oil painting
Material
canvas oil
Dimensions (height x width, cm)
78.8 x 60.5
Additionally
Type
painting
Genre
portraiture
Information about author
Author
unknown
Object description
Sophia Charlotte of Hanover (1668–1705) – Duchess of Brunswick and Lüneburg. Daughter of Sophia of Hanover and the Elector of Hanover, Ernst Augustus Augustus of Brunswick-Lüneburg. In 1701 Sophia Charlotte became the first Queen of Prussia. She was educated, spoke Italian, French and English. The nominal oval depicts a young woman in a décolleté dress with a red cloak lined with fur on a neutral dark background. Her proud posture, determined gaze, and aristocratic features framed by dark hair indicate a confident and purposeful personality. The painting of Sophia Charlotte is a copy of a portrait by the German artist Friedrich Wilhelm Weidemann (1668–1750), who was court painter to Frederick Wilhelm, King of Prussia.
Portrayed person
The name of the person portrayed
Sophia Charlotte of Hanover
Lifetime of the person portrayed
1668–1705