Samuel Graf von Schmettau
By WESTERMAYER, C[onrad], 1805
Sam. Graf von Schmettau. Feldmareschal und Ritter des Schwarzen Adler_Ordens, Geb. den. 26ten Mrt. 1684. Gestrb. den 18ten Aug. 1751.
- Author: WESTERMAYER, C[onrad]
- Publication place: [Weimar
- Publisher: Friedrich Justin Bertuch
- Publication date: 1803].
- Physical description: Stipple-engraved portrait.
- Dimensions: 140 by 90mm. (5.5 by 3.5 inches).
- Inventory reference: 17733
Schmettau’s portrait, accompanied by his rank, and dates of birth and death written below, was engraved for Issue 11 of ‘Allgemeine Geographische Ephemeriden’ by Conrad Westermayer, and may have been based on a portrait by Dutch painter Anna Dorothea Therbusch. It shows the veteran in a jacket and sash over what appears to be metal armour; he is wearing a powdered wig, and the image is set within an oval.