Karl Freiherr von Tettenborn by Joseph Lanzedelly

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Joseph Lanzedelly 

(Cortina d’Ampezzo, 1772 – Vienna, 1831)

Presumed portrait of Karl Freiherr von Tettenborn

Gouache on paper.

233 x 184 mm – 9 3/16 x 7 1/4 in.

Signed “Lanzedelly fe” on the stone, lower right.

Provenance : Franz Trau collection, Vienna, his stamp (L.2403b) on the back lower left and right.


This fresh and beautiful gouache shows a portrait of the Napoleonic wars German cavalry commander
Friedrich Karl Freiherr von Tettenborn. A captain and major of the Austrian army during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, he also served in the Russian-German Legion attached to the Russian army and became a general.

Condition report – Good general condition; the gouache is fresh ; some small tears on the top edge ; traces of old mount on the back.