Return of Crown Prince "Frederick" (afterwards Frederick the Great) from the prison at Custrin, (painting)
Leutze, E. Prof.
Frederick The Great
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 273 (Sale info: $1500.00).
King Frederick William has promised his daughter Wilhelmina, on condition that she should consent to marry the Markgraf of Baireuth, the pardon and release of her brother, Prince Frederick, afterwards Frederick the Great, who was then prisoner in Custrin. On the third evening of the nuptial festivities, the king had Frederick introduced into the apartments where the royal family, unconscious of his release, were dancing, and playing at cards. Being without uniform, sash, star or sword, he was not regarded by any of them nor recognized until he had advanced to his mother's chair and saluted her. Grumbkow, the Prime Minister, meanwhile informed Wilhelmina of the Prince's presence, whereupon she frantically rushed forward to embrace her favorite brother. The King followed the Prince to enjoy the surprise. This occured in the Picture-Gallery of the Royal Palace at Berlin. [P. 26; price noted by a contemporary hand.]
The Exhibition of Paintings of the International Art Institution, 694 Broadway, corner of Fourth Street. Wm. Aufermann, Director. Every painting is For Sale.--Information about prices to be had at the office. New-York: G.B. Teubner, Printer, 10 Spruce Street. 1861.