Martin van Meytens and studio: The first investiture ceremony of the Order of St Stephen, oil painting, 18t...

Martin van Meytens and studio: The first investiture ceremony of the Order of St Stephen, oil painting, 18th century

Named after St Stephen, the patron saint of Hungary, the Order was the Monarchy’s first order of merit and was established by Maria Theresa to mark the coronation of Joseph II as Roman-German king. The scene is taking place in the Great Antecamera of the Vienna Hofburg.

 

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