Portrait of Gustav Wilhelm, Baron von Imhof aged 37, half-length, facing front, in an oval with a coat of arms at top, set upon a plinth on which are a plumed helmet, truncheon and laurel wreath to the left and two flags to the right, below a relief showing a naval scene, in front of the ledge a putto as Heracles looking to the sitter and showing him a mirror with a snake, and various items including the Bible and the shield of Medusa, after a portrait by Quinkhard<br/>Engraving and etching

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K,67.246

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Portrait of Gustav Wilhelm, Baron von Imhof aged 37, half-length, facing front, in an oval with a coat of arms at top, set upon a plinth on which are a plumed helmet, truncheon and laurel wreath to the left and two flags to the right, below a relief showing a naval scene, in front of the ledge a putto as Heracles looking to the sitter and showing him a mirror with a snake, and various items including the Bible and the shield of Medusa, after a portrait by Quinkhard
Engraving and etching

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