(b. 1708, Lucca, d. 1787, Roma)
Portrait of Charles William Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick and Lüneburg1767
Oil on canvas
Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum, Braunschweig
This noble intellectual had himself depicted leaning against an enormous antique vase he had purchased from Raphael Mengs. Globes, ancient artefacts and books were the attribute of a lifestyle.