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Angelica Kauffmann

Anna von Escher van Muralt

Anna von Escher van Muralt, Angelica Kauffmann
Anna von Escher van Muralt, zoomed in
110 cmAnna von Escher van Muralt scale comparison86 cm
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Anna von Escher van Muralt is a Neoclassical Oil on Canvas Painting created by Angelica Kauffmann in 1800. It lives at the Museo Nacional Del Prado in Spain. The image is in the Public Domain, and tagged Portraits. SourceDownload

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Anna von Muralt belonged to a prestigious family in Switzerland. Born in 1767, she married the knight Hans Konrad von Escher, the mayor of Zurich, and died in 1830. This portrait was identified thanks to a miniature, probably made from this picture and preserved by a descendant with the surname Escher.

Anna is painted seated, wearing classical clothes in the fashion of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. Her hair is bound with a ribbon, with a matching bracelet on her right hand, and a bouquet of roses to her right. Crossed hands and a Roman temple in the background completes the picture of quiet, bourgeois dignity.

Reed Enger, "Anna von Escher van Muralt," in Obelisk Art History, Published September 22, 2015; last modified September 22, 2015,

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