Collection

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Elector Max Emanuel of Bavaria

Details

Giuseppe Volpini

Munich, c. 1720

Alabaster

H. 60 cm

From the collection of the Jesuit priest Ferdinand Orban. On permanent loan from the Orban-Collection of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

Inv. No. L R 3979

Gallery 35

Sculpture

Baroque and Rococo

Description

The Elector is imperiously represented as a military leader with his general's baton in his right hand. He is wearing a robe over his suit of armour, a sword, the chain of the chivalric Order of the Golden Fleece and a magnificent allonge wig. This small statue of Max Emanuel is one of the most impressive representations of the Elector because of the exaggerated rendering of his features and his sprawling assertiveness. It takes the theatrical representation of the sovereign to new heights.

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