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SWISS SCHOOL

Urszula Lazarewicz, leaning on her right elbow on a stone plinth with her right hand raised to her face, in white dress with black sash and gold gem-set brooch pinned at corsage, gold bracelets on each wrist, pink stole draped over her left shoulder, gold necklace with drop pearls, gold-bordered white turban in her curling powdered hair pinned with large gold and red stone clasp; stone vase with foliage, sky and cloud background

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SWISS SCHOOL
Urszula Lazarewicz, leaning on her right elbow on a stone plinth with her right hand raised to her face, in white dress with black sash and gold gem-set brooch pinned at corsage, gold bracelets on each wrist, pink stole draped over her left shoulder, gold necklace with drop pearls, gold-bordered white turban in her curling powdered hair pinned with large gold and red stone clasp; stone vase with foliage, sky and cloud background
enamel on gold
2 7/8 in. (74 mm.) diam., square ormolu frame, with foliate border and spandrels
Provenance
Professor Dr. Emerich Ullmann (1861-1937), Vienna; Galerie Fischer, Lucerne, 31 August - 1 September 1937, lot 315.
Literature
L. Grünstein, Die Sammlung Professor Dr. Emerich Ullmann, Vienna, 1925, p. 62, illustrated in colour pl. 101 (as portrait of Madame de Staël by Soiron).
L. R. Schidlof, The Miniature in Europe, Graz, 1964, II, p. 767 (as 'not by Soiron').
Exhibited
Vienna, Nationalbibliothek, Das gemalte Kleinporträt, 1931, no. 463 (as portrait of Madame de Staël by Soiron, lent by Professor Dr. Emerich Ullmann).
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Lot Essay

Urszula Lazarewicz was the owner of a famous fashion house in Warsaw and this enamel is based on an oil portrait by Joseph Grassi. Another miniature of this sitter by Wincenty Lesseur was exhibited in the Royal Castle, Warsaw in 1994 as part of the collection of the family Tarnowski (see H. Kaminska-Krassowska, Miniatury Wincentego Lesseura i Walerii Tarnowskiej z dawnej kolekcji Tarnowskich z Dzikowa w zbiorach Museum Polskiego w Rapperswilu, Warsaw, 1994, p. 136, illustrated in colour no. 81), now in the Polish Museum, Rapperswil, Switzerland.
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