Carl Alexander Herzog

portait by August Querfurt

Charles Alexander Herzog (1684-1737), Duke of Württemberg is immortalized in this portrait by the famous artist August Querfurt (1696-1761). Herzog was and army commander who served the Holy Roman Emperor. He fought under Prince Eugene of Savoy in the Spanish War of Succession and in the war against the Turks. Like many men of his day, Herzog opted to have his portrait painted with him sitting astride his beautiful horse.