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art collector, noble, king, collector of Dutch and Flemish painting
August built a large collection of of Leiden fine painters: in 1699 he bought six paintings by Frans van Mieris I. Between 1708 and 1711 he bought 16 works of a.o. Gerrit Dou, including some rare night pieces, Gabriel Metsu and Caspar Netscher. In 1710 his minister August von Wackerbarth gave him - after much pressure - 80 paintings, including some masterpieces by painters of Leiden; some were supplied by Willem van Mieris and a descendant of Pieter de la Court. Between 1722 and 1728 August acquired 26 works of Philips Wouwerman. Dozens of paintings were provided with a uniform molding and hung in the private quarters. He also had a collection of Meissen porcelain.
Nationality/school
German, Polish
Born
Dresden 1670-05-12
Deceased
Warsaw 1733-02-01
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son of Johann Georg III of Saxony and Anna Sophia of Denmark; father of Augustus III
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  • Prettin
    was raised in Prettin
  • Versailles
    made a Grand Tour of two years and visited Versailles, Madrid, Lissabon, Milaan, Venice and Florence
  • Madrid (Spanje)
  • Lissabon
  • Milaan
  • Venetië
  • Florence
  • Baden (Wenen) 1697-06-01 - 1704
    converted to be elected into the Catholic faith to two weeks later, King of Poland. In 1704 he lost the Polish crown to Stanislaus Leszczyński during the war with Sweden
  • Krakau 1697-09-15
    was corwned in Cracow, stayed king of Poland until 1706
  • Rotterdam 1710
    visited Adriaen van der Werff
  • Warschau 1709 - 1733
    was king of Poland again
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