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Apotheosis of Friedrich Wilhelm II, King of Prussia (b. 1744, r. 1786–97)

Artist:
John Christian Rauschner (German, Frankfurt 1760–after 1812)
Date:
1794
Culture:
German
Medium:
Colored wax on painted slate
Dimensions:
13 1/2 × 10 in. (34.3 × 25.4 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Miniature
Credit Line:
Gift of Clinton Wilder, 1978
Accession Number:
1978.209
Not on view
The wax dated 1794 was probably executed while Rauschner was in Germany.
Signature: On front at lower left: I C Rauschner. Fec /1794

Lightly incised on back in slate, in script: Johann Christoph/Rauschner/im Jahr 1794

Inscription: A gold monogram, in which the letter R is prominent and the letter W is still visible, is painted on the pedestal.
Clinton Wilder (until 1978; to MMA)
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