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Liechtenstein, Joseph Wenzel of, Prince
Austrian, 1696 - 1772
Biography
Joseph Wenzel held the title of Prince of Liechtenstein from 1748-72. He was also minister to France from 1737-41 and an Austrian general who took prominent part in several wars of Austria, especially that of the succession (1740-48). The successive princes of Liechtenstein maintained and added to a magnificent art collection, which was primarily kept in Vienna.
Bibliography
1767
Fanti, Vincenzio. "Descrizzione completa di tutta ciò che ritrovasi nella galleria di pittura e scultura de Sua Altezza Giuseppe Wenceslao [Josef Wenzel] del S.R.I. principe regnante della casa di Lichtenstein [sic]." Vienna, 1767.
1948
Ausstellung im Kunstmuseum Luzern. Meisterwerke aus den Sammlungen des Fürsten von Liechtenstein [cat.]. Lucern, 1948: XIX-XX.
1971
Webster's Biographical Dictionary. Springfield, Massachusetts, 1971: 898, col. 2.
1990
Baumstark, Reinhold. Joseph Wenzel von Liechtenstein: Fürst und Diplomat im Europa des 18. Jahrhunderts. Exh. cat. Vaduz, 1990.
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