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Cathedral Church of Osnabrück: allegory and calendar. Engraving by J. & J. Klauber, ca. 1764, after J.W. Baumgartner, and letterpress, ca 1799.

  • Baumgartner, Johann Wolfgang, 1712-1761.
Date
1799
Reference
47257i
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Description

The lettering names Prince Frederick as Bishop of Osnabrück and Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg: he had been appointed to the bishopric at the age of six months. "Frederick, Prince, duke of York and Albany (1763–1827), army officer and bishop of Osnabrück, was the second son of George III and Queen Charlotte. He was born at St James's Palace, London, on 16 August 1763, and on 27 February 1764 was elected to the bishopric of Osnabrück through his father's influence as elector of Hanover. The bishopric, a principality in the Holy Roman empire, alternated between a Catholic prelate and a protestant prince; as the latter, Frederick was never intended to take holy orders." (Oxford dictionary of national biography)

Publication/Creation

Aug. Vind. [Augsburg]

Physical description

1 print : engraving on yellow silk, with letterpress in black and red on paper ; silk 140 x 73.2 cm

Lettering

Fridericus regius magnae Britanniae princeps, episcopus Osnabrugensis, dux Brunsvicensis et Luneburgensis. ... Calendarium cathedralis ecclesiae Osnabrugensis. ... Stadt Osnabrück. Johan(n) Wolffgang Baumgartner delineavit. Jos et Joan(n) Klauber cath. ser.mi S.& r.mi. princ. et episc. Aug. landgr. Hassiae chalcogr. sculps. Aug. Vind.

Creator/production credits

As Baumgartner died in 1761, three years before the birth of Frederick, Prince Bishop of Osnabrück, Baumgartner's contribution cannot have included the references to Frederick in this print, such as his name and his coat of arms. The man portrayed in the upper right, kneeling next to St Peter's Cathedral, Osnabrück, is named in the roundel below as Franciscus Ludovicus Hermannus Freiherr von Hacke, a nobleman and secular canon of the cathedral

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 47257i

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  • Latin
  • German


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