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    Sale 7550

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    9 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 4

    PETER ERNST ROCKSTUHL (RUSSIAN, 1764-1824)

    Princess Natalia Vladimirovna Saltykova (1737-1812), in white dotted Swiss muslin dress with fine white lace stand collar, russet Cashmere shawl, lace-frilled bonnet secured with ribbons, brown curling hair

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    PETER ERNST ROCKSTUHL (RUSSIAN, 1764-1824)
    Princess Natalia Vladimirovna Saltykova (1737-1812), in white dotted Swiss muslin dress with fine white lace stand collar, russet Cashmere shawl, lace-frilled bonnet secured with ribbons, brown curling hair
    signed and dated 'Rockstuhl fec: 1811' (mid-right)
    on ivory
    2 3/8 in. (60 mm.) diam., gilt-metal frame with blue glass reverse on an engine-turned foil ground and containing a smaller glazed milk glass tondo painted with a pansy


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    According to the 1988 sale catalogue, the sitter is believed to be the wife of Prince Nicolai Ivanovich Saltykov (1736-1816), Field Marshal, Minister of War, President of the Council of Ministers, Council of the Empire and the Senate, Governor of the Grand Dukes Alexander and Constantine Pavlovich of Russia.
    For more information on Rockstuhl, see T. A. Selinova, Khudozhnik P. E. Rokshtul'. Iz istorii russkoi portretnoi miniatiury, Moscow, 2005.

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    Provenance

    Sotheby's, Geneva, 10 May 1988, lot 21.