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    Sale 7550

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    9 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 8

    PIETRO DE ROSSI (RUSSIAN, 1761-1831)

    Princess Alexandrine Saltykova, in white satin dress with mink collar and cuffs, pearl necklace with emerald-cut sapphire and pearl clasp, Prussian blue velvet bow and hat adorned with ostrich plumes, chestnut hair dressed in ringlets, her left arm leaning on a royal blue velvet pillow with gold embroidery and tassels; damask curtain with gilt tie-back and classicising landscape background

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    PIETRO DE ROSSI (RUSSIAN, 1761-1831)
    Princess Alexandrine Saltykova, in white satin dress with mink collar and cuffs, pearl necklace with emerald-cut sapphire and pearl clasp, Prussian blue velvet bow and hat adorned with ostrich plumes, chestnut hair dressed in ringlets, her left arm leaning on a royal blue velvet pillow with gold embroidery and tassels; damask curtain with gilt tie-back and classicising landscape background
    signed and dated 'P de Rossi f: 1828.' (lower left)
    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.


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