- Inventory number
- GE 326
Purchased in 1825 as "Portrait of Peter the Great" (No. 388 in the list of paintings purchased by John I). In 1833, Schorn's Kunstblatt mentions "a life-size Russian emperor or general on horseback by Casanova" as being in the Liechtenstein Gallery. Falke 1873: no. 1208, Falke 1885: no. 326.
The painting was in Prince Franz of Liechtenstein's residence in St. Petersburg during his ambassadorship, returned in March 1899 and was sent to Feldsberg on April 6, 1899. It remained there until 1944 (it hung in the so-called "ambassadorial corridor" in 1930; Feldsberg inventory number: 1746).
It was not until the beginning of 1936 that the princely art department recognized that the sitter was Prince Wenceslas Anton Kaunitz. On 14.12.1935, the sitter was no longer thought to be Peter the Great, but (possibly) Josef II (see excerpt of a correspondence about the painting in the hanging folder).
- Prince Wenzel Anton Kaunitz-Rietberg (1711–1794), equestrian portrait