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    Sale 7453

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    27 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 171

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

    A young noblewoman, in mint-green dress with fur collar, wearing the badge of the Bavarian Ladies Order of St. Elizabeth, a fur muff on her left arm, long curling hair

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    CHARLES-JOSEPH DE LA CELLE, CHEVALIER DE CHÂTEAUBOURG (FRENCH, 1758-1837)
    A young noblewoman, in mint-green dress with fur collar, wearing the badge of the Bavarian Ladies Order of St. Elizabeth, a fur muff on her left arm, long curling hair
    signed and dated in red 'Le chr de chateaubourg . pinxit . 1794.' (lower right)
    3 5/16 in. (84 mm.) diam., gilt-metal mount


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    The Bavarian Order of St. Elizabeth consisted of twelve ladies of ruling princely houses and thirty-two catholic noble ladies.

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    Provenance

    Private Collection, Vienna; Rudolph Lepke's Kunst-Auctions-Haus, Berlin, 8 February 1909, lot 73.
    Collection of Architect Kurt Jahn (1903-1978), Darmstadt, inv. J.7.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE JAHN COLLECTION, DARMSTADT


    Literature

    L. R. Schidlof, The Miniature in Europe, Graz, 1964, I, p. 143 (described as 'typical').


    Exhibited

    Darmstadt, Residenzschloss, Schlossmuseum, 1974-2007, inv. no. 21061.