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    Sale 5432

    Old Master & British Pictures

    29 October 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 177

    Jozef Grassi (Vienna 1757-1838 Dresden)

    Self-portrait, three-quarter-length, seated in a brown coat, sketching, a landscape beyond

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    Jozef Grassi (Vienna 1757-1838 Dresden)
    Self-portrait, three-quarter-length, seated in a brown coat, sketching, a landscape beyond
    with inscription 'Selbstbildnijs des Malers Prof. Joseph Grassi geb. 1757 den 22 April gest. 1838 7. January' (on the relining canvas, presumably after an earlier inscription)
    oil on canvas
    42 1/8 x 33½ in. (107.4 x 85.1 cm.)


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    Grassi was predominantly a portraitist and history painter. He travelled to Poland at the behest of Stanislas Augustus (1732-1798) the last King of Poland, and also travelled extensively in Italy, spending considerable time in Rome. He was elected the director of the Dresden Academy in 1817.

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