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    Sale 7550

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    9 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 106

    GIUSEPPE ALESSANDRIA (ITALIAN, FL. C. 1821-1858)

    A gentleman, in Prussian blue coat, corn yellow waistcoat, white knotted cravat, holding a red book in his right hand; architectural and foliate mountainous landscape background

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    GIUSEPPE ALESSANDRIA (ITALIAN, FL. C. 1821-1858)
    A gentleman, in Prussian blue coat, corn yellow waistcoat, white knotted cravat, holding a red book in his right hand; architectural and foliate mountainous landscape background
    signed and dated 'G.PE ALESSANDRIA. FECE SUL BENACO AN. 1830.' (lower left)
    on ivory
    rectangular, 3 9/16 x 2 7/8 in. (90 x 73 mm.), gilt-metal mount


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    Alessandria was born in Turin, exhibited in Milan in 1821 and worked in Lucerne from 1847. His works are extremely rare.
    It has been suggested from the inscription that the miniature was executed in San Felice del Benaco, a small town on the coast of Lake Garda, or alternatively in Torri del Benaco in the Province of Verona.

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    Provenance

    Sotheby's, Geneva, 17 November 1988, lot 314.