Marie-Louise-Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun (Paris 1755-1842)
Marie-Louise-Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun (Paris 1755-1842)

Portrait of Princess Theresia Maria von Hartig (1785-1830)

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Marie-Louise-Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun (Paris 1755-1842)
Portrait of Princess Theresia Maria von Hartig (1785-1830)
signed, inscribed and dated ‘L. LeBrun / a Vienne / 1793’ (lower right)
pastel, inscribed in an oval, extensively reworked by a later hand
18 x 15 1/8 in. (45.9 x 38.3 cm.)

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Lot Essay

We are grateful to Joseph Baillio for confirming the attribution of this drawing and providing us with additional information. Mr. Baillio will be including this drawing in his upcoming catalogue raisonné on Vigée-Lebrun.

While a label on the verso identifies the sitter as Marie, Countess of Hartig, the sitter is more likely her older sister, Theresia Maria von Hartig, who would have been about eight years old when her portrait was made.

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