I was sent this photo by O.M. who provided me with the information: "This was painted in 1759. The Count was using the name Count Gronsveld. It's in the small porcelain museum in the mayor's office in Weesp, Holland."
I went searching on the web, since I can't just make a trip half way around the world right now.
I looked up Weesp and I went to the address that is stamped on the picture.
"Bertram Philip Sigismund Albrecht of HRR Empire Graaf Van Gronsveld Diepenbroick Impel (1715-1772) The portrait was painted by GJJ the Spinny in 1759" is listed HERE.
Sorry O.M., but this is a portrait of Bertram Philip Sigismund Albrecht - just as it states. Everything that I come across points to this.
Blurb: There seems to be no doubt that the Count of Saint Germain existed, but how did he exist and for how long? There are levels to the incredulity of his story. It seems unlikely that one individual could possess so many varied talents, but the Count’s most unlikely talent was living into his 80s while still looking to be in his 50s. If you’re willing to go even further and believe the accounts of some of his contemporaries, then the Count was over 100 years old and lived well into the 19th century. Impossible you say? Then you might have even more trouble believing what many of those who had studied under him and some that continue to study his life believe, that the Count may have been hundreds or even thousands of years old, knew the ancient wisdom and secrets of life, and practiced the lost arts known only to the most enlightened beings. Whatever you choose to believe, a strong argument could be made that in his time and long after, he was actually the real “most interesting man in the world.”
Blurb: If you wished you could do all the things the Count of Saint Germain could do, meet all the people he had met, and learn all the secrets of life he seemed to possess, and on top of it all, have several lifetimes to employ your skills, what then? The question is, what would you do with these gifts? Would you be content to merely be the life of the party, or would you try and make a difference in the affairs of nations and enlighten humanity, even if it cost you your freedom or your once immortal life? Depending on your answer, the bigger question might be, does it take the right person to seek the mysteries, or do the mysteries seek the right person?