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    Sale 7453

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    27 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 250

    RUSSIAN SCHOOL, CIRCA 1810

    Baroness Sophie von Buxhoeveden (1778-1829), in black dress with white lace collar, white lace cap in her fair curling hair, wearing the Imperial Russian Order of St. Catherine at her left breast; green drapery background; together with Princess Mniszech with her two young children: she, in green dress and white scarf at her neck, her right breast bared, a white cap on her dark curling hair, seated in upholstered pink chair holding an infant, loosely dressed in white shift, and a young girl in blue dress with white sleeves and fair hair (Polish School, circa 1790)

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    RUSSIAN SCHOOL, CIRCA 1810
    Baroness Sophie von Buxhoeveden (1778-1829), in black dress with white lace collar, white lace cap in her fair curling hair, wearing the Imperial Russian Order of St. Catherine at her left breast; green drapery background; together with Princess Mniszech with her two young children: she, in green dress and white scarf at her neck, her right breast bared, a white cap on her dark curling hair, seated in upholstered pink chair holding an infant, loosely dressed in white shift, and a young girl in blue dress with white sleeves and fair hair (Polish School, circa 1790)
    oval, 2 5/8 in. (67 mm.) high, and circular, 2¾ in. (70 mm.) diam. respectively, gilt-metal mounts (2)


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    Sophie von Buxhoeveden was the second child of the Russian Infantry General Friedrich Wilhelm Count von Buxhoeveden and his wife Natalia Aleksandrovna Alekseyev (a daughter of Empress Catherine the Great and her lover Grigorii Grigor'evich Orlov). She married Arkadi Ivanovich Relidov.

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