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    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    10 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 36

    FREDERIK CHRISTIAN CAMRADT (DANISH, 1762-1844)

    Louise van Dockum (1809-1878), in lilac-coloured dress with ruched bodice and puff sleeves, white underslip, gold necklace and drop earrings, her hair elaborately dressed in ringlets

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    FREDERIK CHRISTIAN CAMRADT (DANISH, 1762-1844)
    Louise van Dockum (1809-1878), in lilac-coloured dress with ruched bodice and puff sleeves, white underslip, gold necklace and drop earrings, her hair elaborately dressed in ringlets
    on ivory
    oval, 2¼ in. (57 mm.) high, gold frame, the reverse engraved 'Louise v. Dockum födt Bauditz. födt 23/9. 1809. död 30/11. 1878 Malet af Fr. Camradt. i Juni 1833.'


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    Louise Sophie Caroline Bauditz married Carl Edvard van Dockum (1804-1893), the future Admiral, on 11 April 1840 at Garnisonskirken in Copenhagen.
    Similar miniatures are illustrated in E. Lemberger, Die Bildnis-Miniatur in Skandinavien, Berlin, 1912, II, pl. 84, and in J. Nimmergut/A.-M. Wager, Miniaturen. Dosen, Munich, 1982, p. 219, no. F50.
    The inside of the back of the frame is scratched 'W. A. Fleinert Copenhague Mai 1918', and the reverse bears the goldsmith's mark with initials WAF.

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    Provenance

    Holger Hirschsprung Collection, Copenhagen, in 1946.
    Auction Winkel & Magnussen, Copenhagen, 9 June 1947, lot 47 (340 Danish Crowns to Torben Holck Colding).


    Pre-Lot Text

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


    Literature

    T. H. Colding, Danish Miniaturists, Copenhagen, 1948, illustrated p. 31, fig. 27.
    T. H. Colding, 'Miniaturen', in L. E. Grandjean/A. Fabritius (ed.), Den lille portrætkunst i Danmark siden 1750, Copenhagen, 1949, p. 53, illustrated in colour pl. 22.
    T. H. Colding, Miniature- og Emaillemaleri i Danmark 1606-1850, Aalborg, 1991, I, p. 147 (praised as one of the artist's best works), illustrated in colour II, p. 209, fig. 418.