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    Sale 3786

    The Collection of Carroll Petrie & European Decorative Arts from the Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama, including the Eugenia Woodward Hitt Collection

    31 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1034

    Marie-Louise-Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun (Paris 1755-1842)

    Portrait of Princess Theresia Maria von Hartig (1785-1830)

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    Marie-Louise-Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun (Paris 1755-1842)
    Portrait of Princess Theresia Maria von Hartig (1785-1830)
    signed, inscribed and dated ‘L. LeBrun / a Vienne / 1793’ (lower right)
    pastel, inscribed in an oval, extensively reworked by a later hand
    18 x 15 1/8 in. (45.9 x 38.3 cm.)


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    We are grateful to Joseph Baillio for confirming the attribution of this drawing and providing us with additional information. Mr. Baillio will be including this drawing in his upcoming catalogue raisonné on Vigée-Lebrun.

    While a label on the verso identifies the sitter as Marie, Countess of Hartig, the sitter is more likely her older sister, Theresia Maria von Hartig, who would have been about eight years old when her portrait was made.