Antique Copper Engraving, 1730s.
Portrait of Elisabeth Christina of Brunswick-Wolfenbuettel, (1691-1750), the Empress of Holy Roman Empire, German Queen, Queen of Bohemia and Hungary, Archduchess of Austria by her marriage to Emperor Charles VI; the inscription states, "Elisabeth Christina Romanorvm Imperatrix"
Elisabeth Christina is the mother of Empress Maria Theresa. She is also the maternal grandmother of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, though she died five years before her granddaughter's birth in 1755. She was also the longest serving Holy Roman Empress.
About the A.L. Collection:
We acquired the "A.L." collection of engravings in London. It contains over one hundred engravings created by leading German engravers of the eighteenth century. The anonymous collector "A.L." cut several of these engravings to design and paste on a larger laid paper. In 1762, A.L. bound his collection into one volume and provided the title in German, "Sammlung von Bildnuessen hoher Potentaten vornehmer Herren beruehmter Gelehrten und anderer verdienten Maenner.Gesammelt von A.L., 1762." ['Collection of Pictures of High Potentates, Gentlemen, Famous Scholars and Other Distinguished Men, collected by A.L. 1762.']
Most of the engravings have a handwritten number at the upper right corner. We provide this A. L. catalog number in our item description as the reference number of the A.L. Collection. The fact that this collection was bound in 1762 provides additional warranty that the engravings are authentic and created prior to 1762.
Certification of Authenticity will be included upon buyers request.
US: Priority (c 2-4 days) ------- $14.50
Canada: Priority (c. 2-6 weeks) - $27.50
World: Priority (c.2-8 weeks) --- $37.50