Charles IV was Duke of Lorraine from 1624 until his death in 1675, with a brief interruption in 1634, when he abdicated under French pressure in favor of his younger brother, Nicholas Francis.
Size 13 x 9.5 cms
Sophia Dorothea of Hanover was Queen in Prussia and Electress of Brandenburg during the reign of her husband, King Frederick William I, from 1713 to 1740. She was the mother of King Frederick II of Prussia.
At the time of Sophia’s birth, her father was merely the son of a German prince, Ernest Augustus, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg. It was not until 1701 that the Act of Settlement placed him, through his mother, in line to inherit the throne of Great Britain. Sophia was twenty-seven years of age, and had already become the Queen in Prussia and a mother of many children, by the time her father became King George I of Great Britain in 1714.
Artist/Engraver Johann Christian Leopold the Younger 1729-1779
Size 34 x 24 cms
Princess Augusta of Hesse-Kassel (Duchess of Cambridge) was the wife of Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge, the tenth-born child, and seventh son, of George III of the United Kingdom and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. The longest-lived daughter-in-law of George III, she was the maternal grandmother of Mary of Teck, wife of George V.
Size 29 x 23 cms
Mary I , also known as Mary Tudor, and as “Bloody Mary” by her Protestant opponents, was Queen of England and Ireland from July 1553 and Queen of Spain as the wife of King Philip II from January 1556 until her death in 1558. She is best known for her vigorous attempt to reverse the English Reformation, which had begun during the reign of her father, King Henry VIII. Her attempt to restore to the Church the property confiscated in the previous two reigns was largely thwarted by Parliament, but during her five-year reign, Mary had over 280 religious dissenters burned at the stake in the Marian persecutions.
Artist/Engraver Francis Delaram, published by Compton Holland 19th cent
Size 30 x 23 cms
Leopold Joseph Maria was born at Vienna, the son of Count Wirich Philipp von Daun (1669–1741) and his wife, Countess Maria Barbara von Herberstein (1675–1735). The Daun noble family originated from the Rhineland and derived its name from the ancestral seat at Daun south of the High Eifel range. He was first cousin of Countess Eleonora Ernestina von Daun, who later married the Marquis of Pombal, the noted Portuguese statesman.
Size 10 x 6 cms
Berger married Maria Sophia Jacobi (* 1665 Dresden; † 1711), the daughter of Dr. jur. Adam Christoph Jacobi and Maria Gertrud Börner (1645–1711). The couple had eight children, four sons and a daughter survived him. The surviving sons were Christof Heinrich von Berger, Johann Samuel von Berger (born August 16, 1691 in Wittenberg † September 17, 1757 in Celle, enrolled at the University of Wittenberg on October 14, 1703, received a master’s degree in philosophy, licentiate on October 18, 1709 and doctor of medicine in September 1713, doctor in Celle, married for the second time in 1726 to Margarethe Louise von Ramdohr (1705–1790), granddaughter of Andreas Ramdohr), Johann August von Berger and Friedrich Ludwig von Berger. The daughter married the theologian Andreas Charitius.
Size 20 x 15 cms
Charles V, Duke of Lorraine and Bar succeeded his uncle Charles IV, Duke of Lorraine as titular Duke of Lorraine and Bar in 1675;
Size 8 x 13 cms
Francis I was Holy Roman Emperor and Grand Duke of Tuscany, though his wife Maria Theresa effectively executed the real powers of those positions. They were the founders of the Habsburg-Lorraine dynasty. From 1728 until 1737 he was Duke of Lorraine.
Size 10 x 16 cms