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Humprecht Jan Czernin 1628-1682


Humprecht Jan Czernin was the Habsburg imperial ambassador to Venice and Rome. He was appointed ambassador of King Leopold in Venice in 1659.
Humprecht died at the castle in Kosmonosy on 3 March 1682 at the age of 54 years. He was buried in the chapel of St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague, but his heart was placed in a tin box and placed in the Czernin Chapel of the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary in Stará Boleslav. The Czernin Palace was commissioned by him in the 1660s. He had also the Humprecht Castle in Sobotka built, named after him. It was built as his summer house and hunting castle in 1666–1668.

Artist/Engraver Johann Borcking 1670
Size 24 x 16 cms
Price £28.00

Ref:3660

Humprecht Jan Czernin 1628-1682


Humprecht Jan Czernin was the Habsburg imperial ambassador to Venice and Rome. He was appointed ambassador of King Leopold in Venice in 1659.
Humprecht died at the castle in Kosmonosy on 3 March 1682 at the age of 54 years. He was buried in the chapel of St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague, but his heart was placed in a tin box and placed in the Czernin Chapel of the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary in Stará Boleslav. The Czernin Palace was commissioned by him in the 1660s. He had also the Humprecht Castle in Sobotka built, named after him. It was built as his summer house and hunting castle in 1666–1668.

Artist/Engraver Johann Borcking 1670
Size 26 x 18cms
Price £28.00

Ref:3661

Michael Johann von Althann 1679-1722

Johann Michael was a member of the noble Althann family, son of Michael Johann von Althann and his wife Princess Maria Theresa of Liechtenstein. Inducted into the court, he became imperial chamberlain, privy councilor and finally, from 1716 to 1722, Oberststallmeister on behalf of Emperor Charles VI of the Holy Roman Empire. Although he had not held high-profile positions at court, his figure was particularly significant and had considerable influence as the emperor’s favourite.
Size 8 x 15 cms
Price £14.00

Ref:1963