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    Sale 2249

    The Scholars Eye: Property from the Julius Held Collection Part II

    30 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 333

    Austrian School, 18th Century

    portrait of Prince Albert Casimir August von Sachsen-Teschen, founder of the Albertina

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    Austrian School, 18th Century
    portrait of Prince Albert Casimir August von Sachsen-Teschen, founder of the Albertina
    black, red and white chalk
    6¼ x 4 5/8 in. (159 x 117 mm.); and Clément-Auguste Andrieux, A soldier on horseback; Henry Monnier, A man standing, holding a top hat (3)


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    Prince Albert von Sachsen-Teschen (1738-1822), founder of the Albertina, was a son of August III of Poland and married Archduchess Maria Christina of Austria, daughter of Empress Maria Theresa. According to Professor Held's notes in a 1964 letter Konrad Oberhuber, then at the Albertina, first suggested the attribution to Hutin.

    Exhibited

    Vienna, Graphische Sammlung Albertina, 200 Jahre Albertina, Herzog Albert von Sacchsen-Teschen und seine Kunstsammlung, 1969, no. 38.
    Binghamton, University Art Gallery, State University of New York at Binghamton, and elsewhere, Drawings from the Held Collection, 1970, no. 84 (as attributed to Charles-Franôis Hutin) (1).