Christie’s charges a premium to the buyer on the Hammer Price of each lot sold at the following rates: 29.75% of the Hammer Price of each lot up to and including €20,000, plus 23.8% of the Hammer Price between €20,001 and €800.000, plus 14.28% of any amount in excess of €800.000. Buyer’s premium is calculated on the basis of each lot individually.
Acquired directly from the artist by the sitter Count Alexander von Mensdorff-Pouilly, created Fürst von Dietrichstein zu Nikolsburg in 1868, until 1871.
By descent to his son Hugo Alfons Eduard Emanuel Joseph Johann Wenzeslaus Fürst von Dietrichstein zu Nikolsburg, until 1920.
By descent to his son Alexander Albert Olivier Anton Füst von Dietrichstein zu Nikolsburg, until 1964.
By descent to his daughter, the present owner.
THE PROPERTY OF COUNTESS MERCEDES VON DIETRICHSTEIN
G. Probszt, Friedrich von Amerling:der Altmeister der Wiener Portraitmalerei, Zürich, 1927, no. 926.