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    Sale 7556

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    10 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 141

    DAVID LE CLERC (GERMAN, 1679-1738)

    Princess Teresa Kunegunde Sobieski (1676-1730), in yellow dress with a jewel-set fastening, ermine trim on sleeve and a white lace underslip, with a pink shawl draped over her right shoulder and a blue ribbon tied around her left arm, her left hand resting on a plant pot filled with three long-stemmed red carnations; column background

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    DAVID LE CLERC (GERMAN, 1679-1738)
    Princess Teresa Kunegunde Sobieski (1676-1730), in yellow dress with a jewel-set fastening, ermine trim on sleeve and a white lace underslip, with a pink shawl draped over her right shoulder and a blue ribbon tied around her left arm, her left hand resting on a plant pot filled with three long-stemmed red carnations; column background
    signed on the backing card 'D: Le Clerc pinxit. 1708.'
    on parchment
    oval, 3 5/8 in. (98 mm.) high, gilt-metal mount


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    Princess Teresa Kunegunde Sobieski (1676-1730) was a daughter of the Polish King John III Sobieski. In 1695, she married Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria and bore him ten children, including Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor and Clemens Augustus of Bavaria.

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    Provenance

    Bought by Torben Holck Colding from the Antiques Trade in Paris, rue Bonaparte, in October 1949 (2,500 French Francs).


    Pre-Lot Text

    FROM THE COLLECTION OF TORBEN HOLCK COLDING (1918-1998)


    Literature

    T. H. Colding, Aspects of Miniature painting, Copenhagen, 1953, pp. 140, 205, illustrated fig. 143.