17 November 1992,
Price realised CHF 4,950
CHF 2,500 - CHF 3,000
JEAN-BAPTISTE ISABEY AND HIS STUDIO, circa 1805
The Comte de Darvas with long curly dark hair and sideburns, wearing an aubergine-coloured cape over a blue waistcoat and white chemise with high cravat; oval -- 8.4 cm high, slight crazing and retouching, fine chased gilt-bronze mount
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Anne-Hyacinthe-Maxence, Comte de Darvas (1785-1862), was Minister of War and Foreign Affairs during the French Restoration after Napoleon's defeat.
Another version of the Count's portrait was sold Sotheby's Zurich, 15 November 1977, lot 85.
David David-Weill, Inv. nr 2995
Sir Charles Clore
C. Jeannerat and H. Clouzot, Miniatures and Enamels from the D. David-Weill Collection, Paris 1957, nr 143 (erroneously as by Lutz)
With the 90th Academy Awards approaching, Christie’s International Real Estate presents five luxury properties with premium entertainment provenance
As the tour of The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller reaches London (on 21 February), we look back on the family’s deep passion for British culture