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    Sale 7524

    Turin London Corfu The Collection of Giorgio Marsan and Umberta Nasi

    12 - 13 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 137

    Alexandre Pawlowitsch Brüloff (Russian, 1798-1877)

    Portrait of Francesco I, King of the Two Sicilies, small full-length, by a monument; and Portrait of his wife Isabella, small full-length, in an ivory dress, in a wooded garden

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    Alexandre Pawlowitsch Brüloff (Russian, 1798-1877)
    Portrait of Francesco I, King of the Two Sicilies, small full-length, by a monument; and Portrait of his wife Isabella, small full-length, in an ivory dress, in a wooded garden
    the second signed 'Alexandre Brülloff' (lower right)
    pencil, ink and watercolour
    15¼ x 10¼ in. (38.7 x 26 cm.)
    a pair (2)


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    Francesco I, King of the Two Sicilies (1777-1830), standing on the terrace at Caserta, is wearing the order of Saint Esprit, the badge and star of Saint Januarius and the Order of Saint George of the Reunion. In the background is a statue of Homer. His wife, Isabella, daughter of Charles IV of Spain, wears a white dress and lace fichu and stands by a circular centre table in the style of the Roman revival, with griffin monopaedia supported by a plinth base.

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    Provenance

    The duchesse de Berry.
    By descent to,
    Anonymous sale; Christie's London, 22 March 1984, lot 97.