Category Archives: Poland

Anna Friederike of Promnitz-Pless 1711-1750

Countess Anna Friederike of Promnitz-Pless was born in Żary 1711 to Erdmann II, Count of Promnitz and Princess Anna Maria of Saxe-Weissenfels. Her mother was a daughter of Johann Adolf I, Duke of Saxe-Weissenfels and Johanna Magdalena of Saxe-Altenburg.
In 1732 she married Augustus Louis, Prince of Anhalt-Köthen in Żary, becoming the princess consort of Anhalt-Köthen. Her husband was previously married to her elder sister, Emilie of Promnitz-Pless, who had died earlier that year.
Size 17 x 28 cms
Price £28.00


King Frederick II and Joseph II in Neisse 1769

The meeting of Emperor Joseph II with King Frederick II in the encampment at Nysa, Poland.  Maria Theresa’s son Archduke Joseph, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire since 1765, admired the enlightened monarch Frederick for his military, administrative and economic successes and from 1766 tried to meet him. After initial resistance from Maria Theresa, the encounter took place in 1769 in the residential town of Neisse, near the border, where Frederick was staying for military maneuvers. Joseph, as Count von Falkenstein, arrived in Neisse around noon on August 25 and went straight to the prince-bishop’s palace, where Frederick received him. The encounter was attended by senior nobles and military officials from both sides.

Artist: P.C.Geisler

Size 12 x 20 cms
Price £28.00


Józef Zachariasz Bem 1794-1850

Józef Zachariasz Bem (Hungarian: Bem József, Turkish: Murat Pasha; was a Polish engineer and general, an Ottoman pasha and a national hero of Poland and Hungary, and a figure intertwined with other European patriotic movements. Like Tadeusz Kościuszko (who fought in the American War of Independence) and Jan Henryk Dąbrowski (who fought alongside Napoleon Bonaparte in Italy and in the French Invasion of Russia), Bem fought outside Poland’s borders anywhere his leadership and military skills were needed.
Size 23 x 30 cms
Price £55.00