FÜGER, Friedrich Heinrich
(b. 1751, Heilbronn, d. 1818, Wien)

Portrait of Frederick Charles Joseph, Baron von Erthal

1789
Watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, ormolu frame decorated with a golden pearl motif, 182 x 145 mm
Private collection

Frederick Charles Joseph, Baron von Erthal (1719-1802) was the Last Elector and Archbishop of Mainz. This imposing miniature was painted in 1789, during the artist's six month stay in the city of Mainz. The sitter is shown sitting on a throne wearing the badge of a Grand Master of the Teutonic Order.