Olga's Gallery

Antoine Pesne

Portrait of Johann Melhior Dinglinger.

c.1721. Oil on canvas, 149 x 110 cm. The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia. Read Note.

Antoine Pesne. Portrait of Johann Melhior  Dinglinger.

Johann Melchior Dinglinger (1664-1731), a famous Dresden jeweler, born in Biberach and trained as goldsmith in Ulm. From 1698, he was a court jeweler of the Saxon Elector and King of Poland Augustus II the Strong (1670-1733). He is an outstanding master of decorative art of the Baroque. Today Dinglinger's reputation as one of the world's most famous goldsmiths, on par with Benvenuto Cellini and Carl Fabergé, is taken for granted. In this portrait Dinglinger is with a cup of his work known as ‘Bath of Diana’