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    Sale 2249

    The Scholars Eye: Property from the Julius Held Collection Part II

    30 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 229

    Johann Christian von Mannlich (Strasbourg 1741-1822 Munich)

    Portrait of a lady, traditionally identified as Pierina Gravaghi, bust-length, in a black dress and white lace bonnet

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    Johann Christian von Mannlich (Strasbourg 1741-1822 Munich)
    Portrait of a lady, traditionally identified as Pierina Gravaghi, bust-length, in a black dress and white lace bonnet
    signed 'mannlich f' (lower right)
    oil on canvas, in a painted oval
    26¾ x 20 in. (68 x 50.8 cm.)


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    Based on the costume, the painting was likely executed around 1770, and thus may have been painted by the artist during his sojourn in Italy (1767-71).

    Exhibited

    Lawrence, University of Kansas Museum of Art, German and Austrian Painting of the Eighteenth Century, 15 April - 30 May 1956, no. 17.
    Baltimore, Baltimore Museum of Art, The Age of Elegance: The Rococo and its Effects, 25 April - 14 June 1959, no. 248.