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Count Josef Johann von Fries (1765-1788), in purple silk jacket, white shirt with large double standing lawn collar, red silk cloak draped over his left shoulder and gold-embroidered white sash falling over his right shoulder, pale grey hat adorned with white ostrich feather
on ivory
oval, 3 1/16 in. (77 mm.) high, stamped gilt-metal mount with beaded outer border
Consul Eugen Gutmann (1840-1925) Collection, Berlin, in 1912.
Bachstitz Galleries, The Hague (est. 1921).
With A La Vielle Russie, New York.
Greta Shield Heckett (1899-1976) Collection, Pittsburgh, Pa.; part I, Sotheby's, Monaco, 4 May 1977, lot 68.
O. von Falke, Die Kunstammlung Eugen Gutmann, Berlin, 1912, no. 312, illustrated pl. 72.
G. Biermann (ed.), Deutsches Barock und Rokoko, Leipzig, 1914, II, p. LXXXII, illustrated p. 715, no. 1263.
O. von Falke and G. Gronau (ed.), The Bachstitz Gallery Collection, Berlin, s.d. [c. 1921], III, illustrated pl. 83.
R. Keil, Heinrich Friedrich Füger 1751-1818, Vienna, 2009. p. 247.
Darmstadt, Hessisches Landesmuseum, Jahrhundert-Austellung Deutscher Kunst 1660-1800, 1914 (lent by Consul Eugen Gutmann).
Pittsburgh, Pa., Carnegie Institute, Four Centuries of Portrait Miniatures from the Heckett Collection, 1954, no. 95, illustrated pl. XXV.
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Lot Essay

The sitter was the elder brother of the banker and art collector Moritz Fries.
A larger version (18 cm. high) is illustrated in Keil (supra).

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