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    Sale 7453

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    27 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 134

    SAXON SCHOOL, CIRCA 1740

    Heinrich, Count von Brühl (1700-1763), in gold-embroided pink coat over breastplate, decorated with the jewel of the Imperial Russian Order of St. Andrew and the blue sash of the Royal Polish Order of the White Eagle, and wearing a powdered wig en queue; sky background

    Price Realised  

    SAXON SCHOOL, CIRCA 1740
    Heinrich, Count von Brühl (1700-1763), in gold-embroided pink coat over breastplate, decorated with the jewel of the Imperial Russian Order of St. Andrew and the blue sash of the Royal Polish Order of the White Eagle, and wearing a powdered wig en queue; sky background
    on vellum laid down on card
    shaped, 1¾ in. (45 mm.) high, silver-gilt frame


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    Heinrich, Count von Brühl, German statesman at the court of Saxony, one of the most influential politicians of his time. Another miniature of him is illustrated in K. E. Schaffers-Bodenhausen/M. E. Tiethoff-Spliethoff, The Portrait Miniatures in the Collections of the House of Orange-Nassau, Zwolle, 1993, p. 431, no. 606.

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    Provenance

    Collection of Architect Kurt Jahn (1903-1978), Darmstadt, inv. J.11.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE JAHN COLLECTION, DARMSTADT


    Exhibited

    Darmstadt, Residenzschloss, Schlossmuseum, 1974-2007, inv. no. 21083.