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    Sale 7550

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    9 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 48

    GEORG RAAB (AUSTRIAN, 1821-1885)

    Marie von Wedel, in blue satin open-front dress with blue velvet trim, fine lace border and lace-inset bodice, a corsage of pink roses, fox fur stole, black gauze ribbon with a pearl-fastened bow about her neck, black gauze ribbons plaited throughout her red hair; sunset background

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    GEORG RAAB (AUSTRIAN, 1821-1885)
    Marie von Wedel, in blue satin open-front dress with blue velvet trim, fine lace border and lace-inset bodice, a corsage of pink roses, fox fur stole, black gauze ribbon with a pearl-fastened bow about her neck, black gauze ribbons plaited throughout her red hair; sunset background
    signed and dated 'Raab. 1853' (mid-right)
    on ivory
    oval, 3¾ in. (96 mm.) high, gilt-bronze mount with foliate border, the backing paper inscribed 'Frau Marie v. Wedel Wien Raab 1853 Mutter einer Jugend- freundin v. Bottingers'


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    Provenance

    Bonhams, London, 22 May 2003, lot 122.