Follower of Giovanni Battista Lampi (Austro-Italian, 1751-1830)
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Follower of Giovanni Battista Lampi (Austro-Italian, 1751-1830)

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Follower of Giovanni Battista Lampi (Austro-Italian, 1751-1830)
Count Peter Zavadovsky (1739-1812), a favourite of Empress Catherine the Great
On ivory; oval, 89 mm. high, gilt-metal frame
Provenance
The Collection of Grand-Duke Nicholas Mikhailovich Romanov (1859-1919).
Literature
Grand-Duke Nicholas Mikhailovich Romanov, Portraits Russes des XVIIIe et XIXe siècles, St Petersburg, 1906, II, no. 52, illustrated.
Exhibited
Geneva, Musée d’art et d’histoire, Chefs-d’oeuvre de la miniature et de la gouache, 1956, no. 52 (as attributed to Borowikoffski).
Special notice

Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.

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Lot Essay

The sitter was official secretary to Catherine the Great and her lover from 1776 to 1777. This miniature is after a large oil painting by Giovanni Battista Lampi of 1795, in the Regional Art Museum, Simferopol.

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