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    Sale 7453

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    27 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 147

    ATTRIBUTED TO CHARLES-JOSEPH DE LA CELLE, CHEVALIER DE CHÂTEAUBOURG (FRENCH, 1758-1837)

    Princess Maria Antonovna Naryshkina (1779-1854), in white dress, gold necklace, pale blue stole over her right shoulder, fair curling hair; tree and landscape background

    Price Realised  

    ATTRIBUTED TO CHARLES-JOSEPH DE LA CELLE, CHEVALIER DE CHÂTEAUBOURG (FRENCH, 1758-1837)
    Princess Maria Antonovna Naryshkina (1779-1854), in white dress, gold necklace, pale blue stole over her right shoulder, fair curling hair; tree and landscape background
    oval, 2 5/8 in. (67 mm.) high, stamped gilt-metal mount


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    Born Princess Sviatopolk-Chetvertinskaia, the sitter was the wife of Prince Dmitrii L'vovich Naryshkin (1758-1838), chamberlain to Alexander I and knight of the order of St. Andrew. She was the mistress of Tsar Alexander I of Russia for 13 years and had three illegitimate children by him. She remarried after her husband's death.

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