Exceedingly Rare 18th Century Anamorphic Portrait of a Soldier

£4,400

depicting a Prussian soldier in military uniform titled ” ***** Honorable Jacub Horium Brandenburginsis***** ” a winged angel supporting the flag of Kniphausen with the victory laurel above the portrait of a solider. When a cylindrical mirror is stood over the circular inscription the distorted image becomes clear in the reflection.

 

Height 24.5cm (9.5 inches)
Width 24.5cm (9.5 inches)
German. Circa 1790
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