An Allegory of the Marriage of the Elector Palatine

The Elector Palatine, Johann Wilhelm, had married Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, daughter of the Grand Duke Cosimo III of Tuscany, in 1691.

This is the preparatory sketch for a large composition in a series of probably fourteen paintings by Pellegrini illustrating the Elector's life and reign. They were executed for Schloss Bensberg, near Düsseldorf, in the period of July 1713 - August 1714. This may be the first of the preparatory sketches.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1675 - 1741
Full title
An Allegory of the Marriage of the Elector Palatine
Date made
1713-14
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
43.2 x 63.5 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1962
Inventory number
NG6328
Location in Gallery