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    Sale 7731

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    2 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 129

    AIMÉE-ZOÉ-LIZINKA DE MIRBEL, NÉE RUE (FRENCH, 1796-1849)

    Duc de Duras (1771-1838), in blue coat with black collar, white waistcoat and knotted cravat, wearing the blue moiré sash and breast-star of the Royal French Order of the Holy Ghost and the red ribbon of another order (Legion of Honour or Saint-Louis); sky background

    Price Realised  

    AIMÉE-ZOÉ-LIZINKA DE MIRBEL, NÉE RUE (FRENCH, 1796-1849)
    Duc de Duras (1771-1838), in blue coat with black collar, white waistcoat and knotted cravat, wearing the blue moiré sash and breast-star of the Royal French Order of the Holy Ghost and the red ribbon of another order (Legion of Honour or Saint-Louis); sky background
    signed 'Lizinka de Mirbel' (mid-right)
    on ivory
    octagonal, 2 1/8 x 1¾ in. (55 x 44 mm.), silver-gilt frame with reeded border


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    Amédé-Bretagne-Malo, last Duc de Duras, was premier gentilhomme de la chambre under King Louis XVI, and from 1795 onwards premier gentilhomme du Roi under Louis XVIII who styled him a Knight of the Order of the Holy Ghost in 1820. He was a close friend of Madame de Mirbel. The catalogue of the sale of her estate in 1849 (Notice des tableaux, Miniatures [...]) mentioned as lot 2 'M. le Duc de Duras miniature précieusement finie' which is probably the present portrait.

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    Provenance

    With Pierre de Regaini, Paris.
    Christie's, London, 21 June 1999, lot 17.


    Exhibited

    Paris, Galerie Marigny, Miniatures du XVIe au XIXe siècle, 1985, no. 193.