André François Alloys de Theys d'Herculais (1692–1779) Nicolas de Largillierre (French 1656–1746) 1727. In 1727, d’Herculais would have been about 35 yrs old. He came from a bourgeois family in the region of Grenoble. His father, Claude Alloys (d. 1698), held several important posts in the service of Louis XIV; his mother was Marie de Theys de Tournet. In 1725 he held the rank of captain of cavalry. According to family tradition, he participated in the Battle of Fontarrabie in June 1719.
Aschaffenburg, Schloss Johanisburg, Kurfürst Joachim I., Nestor von Brandenburg von Lucas Cranach d. Ä. (Johannisburg Palace, Elector Joachim I., Nestor of Brandenburg by Lucas Cranach the Elder) by HEN-Magonza, via Flickr
Saint Maurice, ca. 1522–25 This panel, which formed the left wing of an altarpiece, represents Maurice, the Roman legion commander from Thebes who was martyred in the late third century for refusing orders to slaughter the Christians of Gaul. Painted by Lucas Cranach the Elder and his workshop about 1522–25, likely among many works commissioned for the church at Halle, which was rededicated as a collegiate church in 1523, by Cardinal Albrecht de Brandenburg, archbishop-elector of Mainz.