LAWRENCE, Sir Thomas
(b. 1769, Bristol, d. 1830, London)

Portrait of Klemens Wenzel von Metternich

Oil on paper pasted on canvas, 51 x 35 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Prince Klemens Wenzel von Metternich (1773-1859) was a German-Austrian politician and statesman and was one of the most important diplomats of his era. He was a major figure in the negotiations before and during the Congress of Vienna and is considered both a paradigm of foreign-policy management and a major figure in the development of diplomatic praxis.

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