10 September 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 4,750
Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000
A DANISH SILHOUETTE PAINTING-ON-GLASS
LATE 18TH CENTURY/EARLY 19TH CENTURY
Depicting Frederik Christian II Duke of Augustenborg and Louisa-Augusta of Denmark, Duchess of Augustenborg, in profile, standing beneath portraits of Frederik VI and Queen Marie of Denmark, in a neoclassical interior, signed 'fec. Weistlandt', within a giltwood rectangular moulded frame, with Sotheby's paper label and catalogue entry
14½ x 12½ in. (37 x 32 cm.) [without frame]
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Duke Frederik Christian II, the Hereditary Prince of Augustenborg, and Louise-Augusta of Denmark, Duchess of Augustenborg (1771-1843) married in 1786. The couple lived for many years at Christiansborg Castle until the death of Duke Frederik's father in 1794, when the former inherited the estate and the Duchy of Augustenborg.
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Sotheby's, London, 29 May 1987, lot 256 (£9,350 with premium).