(Active in the first half of the 18th century) Courtly bust portrait of Maria Amalia of Austria as Electress of Bavaria (1701-1756), a representation painting with an oval composition, depicting her almost in face in a golden dress, adorned with precious diamond jewelry at the edge of her décolleté, her tower-like coiffed hair featuring the famous "Blue Wittelsbach" diamond. As a symbol of her status, she wears a draped ermine mantle, next to which she wears a princely hat. Maria Amalia, daughter of Emperor Joseph I (HRE), married Elector Karl Albert of Bavaria in 1722, who became Emperor Charles VII of the Holy Roman Empire in 1742. The painting is likely to have been created in 1722 on the occasion of their wedding. In need of restoration. 92 cm x 72 cm. Framed. The painting is one of the earliest depictions of the "Blue Wittelsbach". This diamond came from Habsburg possession as part of Maria Amalia's dowry in 1722 on the occasion of her marriage to the House of Wittelsbach; later, Maria Amalia had the diamond incorporated into her empress crown. German portrait painter active in the first half of the 18th century; Portrait of Maria Amalia of Austria as Electress of Bavaria, later Holy Roman Empress. Oil on canvas. In need of restoration.