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    Sale 7550

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    9 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 9

    PIETRO DE ROSSI (RUSSIAN, 1761-1831)

    Prince Sergey Sergeyevich Saltykov, in blue and russet wool tartan cloak with elaborate gold and royal blue tassel closure, lined with another red, green and blue tartan, black dolman with elaborate frogging and tassels, russet waistcoat, white linen shirt with stand-collar, green silk cravat with patterned bow and matching shirt studs, short forward swept dark hair, his left arm leaning on a cerise velvet pillow; damask curtain and classicising background

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    PIETRO DE ROSSI (RUSSIAN, 1761-1831)
    Prince Sergey Sergeyevich Saltykov, in blue and russet wool tartan cloak with elaborate gold and royal blue tassel closure, lined with another red, green and blue tartan, black dolman with elaborate frogging and tassels, russet waistcoat, white linen shirt with stand-collar, green silk cravat with patterned bow and matching shirt studs, short forward swept dark hair, his left arm leaning on a cerise velvet pillow; damask curtain and classicising background
    signed and dated 'P. de Rossi f: 1829' (lower right)
    on ivory
    rectangular, 4 1/8 x 4 1/16 in. (106 x 103 mm.), ormolu frame with concentric waterleaf and tongue and scroll and trefoil borders, elaborate foliate motifs and medallions adorning the spandrels, ornately scrolled and festooned frame wings


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    Provenance

    The sitter's daughter, Anastasia Sergeyevna Saltykova (1810-1853), Imperial Russian lady-in-waiting and wife of Royal Norwegian Embassy Counsellor Christian Fredrik Jacob von Munthe af Morgenstierne (1806-1886).
    Their only daughter Alexandra Cathrine Henriette von Munthe af Morgenstierne (1838-1881), wife of Christian Carl Otto Lasson (1830-1893).
    Their fifth child Marie Lasson (b. 1864).
    Thence by family descent.