Joseph de France (1691-1761) and his Family
  • Joseph de France (1691-1761) and his Family

    TitleJoseph de France (1691-1761) and his Family
  • Technique/ MaterialOil on canvas
  • DimensionsDimensions: (h x b) 118 x 155 cm
    Frame: (h x b x dj) 163 x 187,5 x 15 cm
  • Artist/Maker Artist: Martin van Meytens d.y., Swedish, born 1695-06-24, dead 1770-03-23
  • CategoryPaintings, Paintings
  • Inventory No.NM 2186
  • AcquisitionGift 1919 director Casper Tamm
  • Description
    Images and media

    Joseph de France was the manager of the Imperial Treasury in Vienna and a collector. The table holds antique coins, cameos and statuettes. His wife Franziska Smitmer and his stepdaughter Maria von Cannegiesser are holding a pearl necklace and a jewellery box. Martin van Meytens was representative of the internationally active portrait painters of the time: he was born in Sweden by Dutch parents, and became a court painter in Vienna.