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    Sale 7453

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    27 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 278

    MORITZ MICHAEL DAFFINGER (AUSTRIAN, 1790-1849)

    Prince Innocent Odescalchi (1778-1833), in black coat with velvet collar, in claret-coloured waistcoat and black cravat; crimson drapery background

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    MORITZ MICHAEL DAFFINGER (AUSTRIAN, 1790-1849)
    Prince Innocent Odescalchi (1778-1833), in black coat with velvet collar, in claret-coloured waistcoat and black cravat; crimson drapery background
    oil on ivory
    rectangular, 5¼ x 4 in. (134 x 102 mm.); gilt-wood frame with
    glazed reverse


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    Innocent Odescalchi, Prince of the Holy Roman Empire, Duke of Syrmia and Ceri, was the son of Livio, Prince Odescalchi, Duke of Syrmia [Sirmio], Duke of Bracciano, Duke of Ceri and his wife Maria Vittoria Corsini. He married first, on 10 February 1801, Anna Luisa Countess Keglevich von Buzin (+ 13 March 1813), and secondly, on 13 March 1831, Henriette Countess Zichy-Ferraris zu Zich and Vasonykeö (1800-1852 Vienna). The pair to the present miniature, depicting his second wife, was lot 71 of the Zuckerkandl sale in 1928 and has been published in C. Krisai-Chizzola, 'Dokumentationsraster [...] von Porträtminiaturen auf Elfenbein', in Restauratorenblätter 21. Mirabilia und Curiosa, Vienna, 2000, pp. 33-43.

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    Provenance

    Princess Johanna Odescalchi-d'Orsay (1846-1936), Vienna, in 1905.
    Dr. Victor and Paula Zuckerkandl Collection, Berlin; (+), C. J. Wawra, Vienna, 7-8 May 1928, lot 70.


    Pre-Lot Text

    VARIOUS PROPERTIES


    Literature

    L. Grünstein, Moritz Michael Daffinger und sein Kreis, Vienna/Leipzig, 1923, p. 129.


    Exhibited

    Vienna, Palais des k. k. Ministerrats-Präsidiums, Miniaturen-Ausstellung, 1905, no. 2182 (as signed by Daffinger; lent by Princess Odescalchi-d'Orsay).