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ASCRIBED TO BERNHARD EDLER VON GUERARD (AUSTRO-GERMAN, D. 1836)
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ASCRIBED TO BERNHARD EDLER VON GUERARD (AUSTRO-GERMAN, D. 1836)

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ASCRIBED TO BERNHARD EDLER VON GUERARD (AUSTRO-GERMAN, D. 1836)
A marriage portrait of Count Nicolas of Esterházy de Galántha (1775-1856) and his wife Marie Françoise, née de Baudry, Marquise de Roisin (1776-1845); he, in brown coat, white waistcoat and cravat, powdered hair and taking his wife's left arm; she, in white dress with blue stole draped around her arms and holding a pink rose in her left hand, falling gauze veil tied in her curling brown hair; tree and landscape background
on ivory
3½ in. (88 mm.) diam., gilt-metal frame, the border engraved 'Nicolas Comte d'Esterházy-Galantha-Forchtenstein, né à Vienne le 1. Jan 1775, et Marie Françoise Marquise de Roisin, née à Douai le 24 Janvier 1776. Mariés à Vienne le 1. Juin 1799.-', the glazed reverse set with silvered initials FNE on woven hair ground
Provenance
Count Nikolaus Moritz Esterházy, Csakvar, Hungary, in 1907.
Martin Ullmann, New York.
Greta Shield Heckett (1899-1976) Collection, Pittsburgh, Pa.; part I, Sotheby's, Monaco, 4 May 1977, lot 99.
Literature
E. Leisching, Die Bildnis-Miniatur in Österreich von 1750 bis 1850, Vienna, 1907, p. 247, no. 141, pl. XXII, no. 4.
Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Künstler-Lexikon, Leipzig, 1922, vol. 15, p. 213.
Exhibited
Pittsburgh, Pa., Carnegie Institute, Four Centuries of Portrait Miniatures from the Heckett Collection, 1954, no. 97, illustrated pl. XL.
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