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    Sale 5936

    The Country House Sale - Property of the 14th Earl of Kintore & The Collection of the Late Bernard Lyons, C.B.E.

    18 March 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 18

    FOLLOWER OF ANTOINE PESNE

    Price Realised  

    FOLLOWER OF ANTOINE PESNE
    Portrait of King Frederick II of Prussia (1712-1786), bust-length in profile to dexter, dressed in armour and with a red velvet and ermine cloak
    oil on canvas
    32½ x 27 in. (82.5 x 68.5 cm.)


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    The present portrait of King Frederick II of Prussia relates to a known portrait of his father, King Frederick Willhelm I, by Pesne executed in 1733 and illustrated in 'Die Gemälde Antoine Pesne in den Berliner Schlössern', no.24, p.39. The other portrait would appear to be a 19th century copy.

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