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Creator:
Krysmanski, Bernd W., author.
Title(s):

Das einzig authentische Porträt des Alten Fritz? : entdeckt in Hogarths Marriage A-la-Mode = Is the only true likeness of Frederick the Great to be found in Hogarth's Marriage a-la-Mode? / von Bernd Krysmanski.

Additional Title(s):

Is the only true likeness of Frederick the Great to be found in Hogarth's Marriage a-la-Mode?

Published/Created:
Dinslaken : Krysman Press, 2015.
Physical Description:
95 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Holdings:
Reference Library
NJ18.H67 .K79 2015 (LC)
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Classification:
Books
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 66-79) and index.
"This study sets out to show that none of the extent portraits of Frederick the Great depict the true appearance of the Prussian king. It was the English satirist, William Hogarth, who produced the only accurate contemporary representation of the monarch. Hogarth portrays Frederick II as a gay flautist, with a prominent aquiline nose, accompanying a homosexual castrato on his German flute, thereby incidentally mocking a paedophilic lord. It is even more astonishing that Hogarth outed the Prussian king as gay as early as 1744 -- earlier than any other published document or picture, a remarkable revelation of Hogarth's satire."--Back cover.
Subject Terms:
Frederick II, King of Prussia, 1712-1786.
Hogarth, William, 1697-1764. Marriage à la mode.
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