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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 228

    Joseph-Anton Muxel (Munich 1786-1842)

    Portrait of Max Graf von Arco (1806-1875), age 5, in a painted oval

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    Joseph-Anton Muxel (Munich 1786-1842)
    Portrait of Max Graf von Arco (1806-1875), age 5, in a painted oval
    signed and dated 'Jos. Muxel. pinx: 1811' (lower right)
    oil on panel
    6 5/8 x 5¼ in. (16.8 x 14 cm.)


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    Maximilian Josef Maria Philip Clemens Graf con Arco was born 8 April 1806 in Munich and died 23 December 1875 in Venice. He married Anna Contessa Marescalchi on 11 June 1832. The scion of a very old house that could trace its lineage back to the early thirteenth century, he occupied a prominent position among the Bavarian nobility.

    Provenance

    Acquired by Prof. Julius S. Held in The Hague, 1958.