About this artwork

This German prince was a close friend and fellow student at Tübingen University of the Scottish army officer James Steuart Denham. He was treated by James's parents as a member of their family. A label on the back of the painting indicates that the prince was born in 1743, served as Lieutenant-Colonel of the Regiment of Chelly and dies in 1770. However, his exact identity remains to be discovered.

  • title: A Prince of Berkenfeld, b. 1743
  • accession number: PG 2861
  • artist: Wolfgang Dietrich MayerGerman (1698 - 1762)
  • gallery: Paxton House
  • object type: Painting
  • subject: Military and naval
  • medium: Oil on canvas
  • date created: after 1760
  • measurements: 57.80 x 46.30 cm
  • credit line: Given by Mrs Gordon Fyfe 1991
  • photographer: Antonia Reeve

Wolfgang Dietrich Mayer

Wolfgang Dietrich Mayer

Wolfgang Dietrich Mayer was based in Tübingen, a small city in the state of Baden-Württemberg in the south-west of Germany. Little biographical information is known about this artist.