• Christie's Interiors auction at Christies

    Sale 2289

    Christie's Interiors

    9 - 10 February 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 19

    After Élisabeth-Louise Vigée le Brun

    Portrait of Grand Duchess Elisabeth Alexievna, wife of the future emperor Alexander I of Russia

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    After Élisabeth-Louise Vigée le Brun
    Portrait of Grand Duchess Elisabeth Alexievna, wife of the future emperor Alexander I of Russia
    oil on canvas
    30½ x 24¼ in. (77.5 x 61.6 cm.)


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    The present lot is a period copy after the second portrait of Elisabeth Alexievna by the artist from 1797 (Private collection). Other copies are in the Hermitage in Saint Petersburg, the Musée Fabre in Montpellier and the Museo Mario Praz, Rome.

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    Literature

    L. Nikolenko, "The Russian portraits of Madame Vigée-Lebrun", Gazette des Beaux-Arts, LXX, July-August 1967, no. 23B, illustrated p. 109.


    Exhibited

    New York, College Art Association, Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Portraiture, year unknown, no. 17.
    Rochester, New York, Memorial Art Gallery, Rebels in Art, December 1936-January 1937, p. 10.