STIELER, Karl Joseph
(b. 1781, Mainz, d. 1858, München)

King Ludwig I in his Coronation Robes

Oil on canvas, 244 x 171 cm
Neue Pinakothek, Munich

Ludwig I (1786-1868) was king of Bavaria from 1825 until the 1848 revolutions in the German states. He was the godson and namesake of Louis XVI of France. As admirer of ancient Greece and the Italian Renaissance Ludwig patronised the arts as principal of many neoclassical buildings, especially in Munich, and as fanatic collector.

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