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    Sale 2818

    European Noble and Private Collections

    31 March - 1 April 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 202

    Johann Heinrich Tischbein I (Haina 1722-1789 Kassel)

    Portrait of Philippine, Countess of Hessen-Kassel, three-quarter-length, in a silver dress with embroidery, seated by a table with a crown on a cushion

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    Johann Heinrich Tischbein I (Haina 1722-1789 Kassel)
    Portrait of Philippine, Countess of Hessen-Kassel, three-quarter-length, in a silver dress with embroidery, seated by a table with a crown on a cushion
    oil on canvas
    139.8 x 112.4 cm.


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    The present composition is a reduced version of the state portrait (194 x 134.2 cm.) in the Schloss Wilhelmsthal near Kassel. A third portrait (86 x 71 cm.), however full-length, is in a private collection, (for both see A.-Ch. Flohr, Johann Heinrich Tischbein der Ältere (1722- 1789) als Porträtmaler, Munich, 1997, pp. 187-8, nos. G43-4).

    The present sitter wears an wristband bearing a miniature portrait of her husband Count Friedrich II of Hessen Kassel. Tischbein has painted over twenty portraits of the Count.

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    Provenance

    with Albrecht Neuhaus, Würzburg, where bought by the present owner.