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

Portrait of Prince Karl of Bavaria

c. 1817
Oil on canvas, 69 x 55 cm
Private collection

The portrait of Prince Karl of Bavaria in a green riding coat belongs to a series of portraits of the Prince which Stieler painted between 1816 and 1817. The sitter, Prince Karl Theodor of Bavaria (1795-1875) was the second son of Maximilian I, King of Bavaria and Wilhelmine Auguste (née Princess of Hessen-Darmstadt). He was the painter's greatest patron.

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