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Portrait of Frances Eugene of Savoy - Carignan, the young Count of Soissons. Oil on canvas, anonymous work. Historical information about this personage: Eugene of Savoy fought in 1683 against the Turks beneath the walls of a Vienna under siege, contributing to the victory of the Imperial Army led by John Sobieski, King of Poland, and Charles V, Duke of Lorraine. He later won other victories against the Turks as the leader of these military campaigns. In 1697 in Zenta he obliged the Turks to sign the Treaty of Carlowitz. In 1716 in Petrovaradin and in 1717 in Belgrade he forced them to endorse the Treaty of Passorowitz. As well as a skillful strategist, he was a cultured enthusiast of literature and the sciences which he cultivated and protected. His military campaigns were studied and described in an important work of 21 volumes edited by the General Austro-Hungarian Staff.

Ritratto di Francesco Eugenio di Savoia - Carignano Conte di Soissons giovane. Olio su tela, opera di anonimo. Notizie storiche sul personaggio: Eugenie di Savoia combattè nel 1683 contro i Turchi sotto le mura di Vienna assediata, contribuendo alla vittoria dell'Esercito imperiale guidato da Giovanni Sobieschi Re di Polonia e Carlo V Duca di Lorena. Nel proseguo del tempo riportò altre vittorie sui turchi in qualità di responsabile nella conduzione delle campagne militari, Nel 1697 a Zenta obbligandoli alla pace di Carlowitz. Nel 1716 a Petervaradino e nel 1717 a Belgrado costringendoli alla pace di Passorowitz. Oltreché valente stratega, fu un uomo colto, amante delle lettere e delle science che coltivò e professe. Le sue campagne militari furono studiate e descritte in una importante opera di 21 volumi edita dallo Stato Maggiore Austro - Ungarico.



Measurements:
Height - 81.1 " ( 206 cm )
Width - 57.1 " ( 145 cm )

Reference:
1992-IV-07-010-013

 

 

 

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