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    Sale 7453

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    27 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 316

    GERMAN SCHOOL, CIRCA 1840

    Princess Marianne of the Netherlands (1810-1883), in lace-bordered white dress with drop pearl brooch at corsage, pearl necklace and drop- pearl earrings, a strand of pearls in her upswept and plaited hair

    Price Realised  

    GERMAN SCHOOL, CIRCA 1840
    Princess Marianne of the Netherlands (1810-1883), in lace-bordered white dress with drop pearl brooch at corsage, pearl necklace and drop- pearl earrings, a strand of pearls in her upswept and plaited hair
    oval, 1 15/16 in. (49 mm.) high, gilt-metal brooch frame with chased and engraved reverse


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    Wilhelmina Frederica Louise Charlotte Marianne was a daughter of King William I of the Netherlands and his first cousin, Wilhelmina of Prussia. Marianne married Albert, Prince of Prussia, in 1830. Despite Albert's infidelities, she was not allowed to divorce him until she fell pregnant from her driver and private secretary, Johannes van Rossum, in 1849. Due to this faux-pas, she was ostracised by the courts of both Berlin and The Hague.
    Two earlier miniatures of her are illustrated in K. E. Schaffers-Bodenhausen/M. E. Tiethoff-Spliethoff, The Portrait Miniatures in the Collections of the House of Orange-Nassau, Zwolle, 1993, p. 129.

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    Provenance

    Collection of Architect Kurt Jahn (1903-1978), Darmstadt, inv. J.94.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE JAHN COLLECTION, DARMSTADT


    Exhibited

    Darmstadt, Residenzschloss, Schlossmuseum, 1974-2007, inv. no. 21044.