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MORITZ KRANTZ (GERMAN, 1812-1889)
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MORITZ KRANTZ (GERMAN, 1812-1889)

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MORITZ KRANTZ (GERMAN, 1812-1889)
Three miniatures: a young officer in red military jacket with gold collar and frogging, white tassles, together with Frederick I (1750-1827), King of Saxony 1805-1827, in red-bordered white coat with gold epaulettes, wearing the green sash and the breast-star of the Royal Saxon Order of the Rue Crown, powdered hair worn en queue (Continental School, 19th Century); together with Ludwig I (1786-1868), King of Bavaria 1825-1848, in blue coat with silver-embroidered red collar, wearing the breast-stars of the Royal Bavarian Orders of St Hubert and of St George and the badge of the Military Max-Joseph Order of Bavaria (Peter Mayr, German, 1758-1836)
The first signed 'M. Krantz, Dresden' (mid-right), the last signed and dated 'P. Maÿr. Augsburg. 1813.' (lower right)
on ivory
ovals, 2 3/8 in. (61 mm.); 1 3/8 in. (36 mm.); 2½ in. (65 mm.) high, respectively, gilt-metal mount within rectangular ebonised wood frame; gilt-metal frame; gilt-metal mount within the cover of a tortoiseshell bonbonnière, respectively (3)
Provenance
The portrait of the King of Saxony:
with Fritz Prause, Klagenfurt (52 DM).
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The miniature of King Ludwig I as Bavarian Crown Prince is probably based on an engraving by Johann Georg Raber, circa 1820, after an oil painting by Moritz Kellerhoven.

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