Category Archives: Austrian

Johann Schweikhard von Kronberg 1553-1626

Johann Schweikhard von Kronberg was the third son of Hartmut XIII von Kronburg (1517–1591) and his wife Barbara von Sickingen (1522–1577). His father was an administrator for the Archbishopric of Mainz.
With his older brothers taking over the family’s offices, Johann was destined for a career in the church from an early age. He was elected to the cathedral chapter of Mainz Cathedral at a young age through his father’s influence. He was a canon of St. Alban’s Abbey, Mainz from 1564 to 1566. His uncle, Daniel Brendel von Homburg was Archbishop of Mainz, and sent him to the Collegium Germanicum in Rome. There, he became friends with Johannes Busaeus, who was later a Jesuit theologian teaching at the University of Mainz.

Engraved by Emanuel van Meteren, 1634,
Size 35 x 24 cm

Price £38.00


Ludwig Konrad, Graf von Lehrbach 1750-1805

Austrian ambassador in Munich, 1795 ambassador in Berlin, Regensburg and Basel, 1796 sent by the emperor to Tyrol to support the resistance against the French army. Later Austrian envoy to the Rastatt Congress, probably falsely suspected by the Prussian side of being the mastermind of the Rastatt envoy murder, died in 1805

Artist/Engraver Gebrüder Klauber 1800, Augsburg after Josef SCHÖPF 1745-1822
Size 44 x 30 cms
Price £48.00


Ernst Gideon von Laudon 1717-1790

Ernst Gideon von Laudon, since 1759 Freiherr von Laudon (originally Laudohn or Loudon; was a Baltic German-born Austrian military officer and one of the most successful opponents of the Prussian king Frederick the Great.

Artist/Engraver Joh Martin 1778
Size 23 x 16 cms
Price £28.00


Karl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg 1771-1820

Karl Philipp, Fürst zu Schwarzenberg was an Austrian Generalissimo and former Field Marshal. He first entered military service in 1788 and fought against the Turks. During the French Revolutionary War, he fought on the allied side against France and in that period rose through the ranks of the Imperial Army.

Artist/Engraver: Johannes Sonnenleiter . Vienna
Size 22 x 14 cms
Price £18.00


Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor 1741-1790

Joseph II (Josef Benedikt Anton Michael Adam) was the 43rd Holy Roman Emperor from 18 August 1765 and sole ruler of the Habsburg monarchy from 29 November 1780 until his death. He was the eldest son of Empress Maria Theresa and her husband, Emperor Francis I, and the brother of Marie Antoinette, Leopold II, Maria Carolina of Austria and Maria Amalia, Duchess of Parma. He was thus the first ruler in the Austrian dominions of the union of the Houses of Habsburg and Lorraine, styled Habsburg-Lorraine.

Artist/Engraver Joseph Anton Zimmermann 1774
Size 18 x 12cms
Price £16.00


Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria & Archduke Franz Salvator

Archduchess Marie Valerie Mathilde Amalie of Austria 1868 -1924 was the youngest child of Emperor Franz Joseph I and Empress Elisabeth of Austria. She was usually called Valerie.
On 31 July 1890, she married Archduke Franz Salvator of Austria 1866-1939 the marriage caused a rift between her and her siblings as their marriages had to be dynastic, while Marie Valerie’s was, as Empress Elisabeth allowed, for love and desire.

Size 13 x 12 cms
Price £18.00


Leonhard IV von Harrach 1514-1590

Son of Leonhard III and his wife Barbara von Gleinig, he was born in 1514. He became an imperial councilor in the government of Lower Austria in 1545, and was then admitted to the imperial council of Emperor Maximilian II of the Holy Roman Empire, who created him baron with diploma dated 4 January 1552, then tying the title to the fiefdom of Rohrau on 12 April 1566; with a diploma dated 29 May 1559 he received for himself and his male heirs the hereditary position of stable master for Lower Austria. Leonhard IV was a knight of the Golden Fleece and was the one who founded the fortunes of the von Harrach family.
He had the family tomb built in the Augustinian church in Vienna where he was also buried after his death in 1590.

Size 26 x 17 cms
Price £28.00


Karl Markgraf von Burgau 1560–1618

Charles, Margrave of Burgau, also known as Charles of Austria, was the son of Archduke Ferdinand II of Austria and his first morganatic marriage to Philippine Welser. He was the brother of Andrew of Austria.

Artist/Engraver Custos
Size 27x 19 cms
Price £28.00


Matthias Gottfried von Wunschwitz 1635-1695

Matthias Gottfried (born in Prague 1632, died in Ronsberg 1695) significantly increased the property and reputation of his family. In 1661 he was admitted to the Bohemian knighthood and on August 29, 1675 he was raised to the Bohemian lordship. He was also in the civil service, was only 23 years old, an advocate, became a corporate secretary, in 1660 imperial procurator and later vice-chamberlain in Moravia, then imperial councilor in Bohemia, chairman of the chamber and feudal court, captain of the Pilsen district; He was also consulted on other important matters, repeatedly deployed on diplomatic missions, promoted to Imperial Councilor shortly before his death and appointed ambassador to Poland. With his wife Anna Feliciana Pachta von Rajov (born in Prague on March 30 [272] 1648, died there in 1718) he acquired the rule of Ronsberg with Bezvěrov (Wasserau) and Bernstein; He was also the lien holder of the Electoral Palatinate town and lordship of Playstein, the Vilimov estate, which he purchased from Max Franz Borynč von Lhota, and the Wällischbirken estate with Zeliboric, Tvrzic, Chocholata Lhota and Bucíkov, which he had purchased from Karl Leopold Count of Millesimo .

Artist/Engraver: Johann Christoph Sartorius
Size 25 x 15 cms
Price £35.00