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CONTINENTAL SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY AFTER GIOVANNI BATTISTA DE LAMPI (ITALIAN, 1751-1830)
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CONTINENTAL SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY AFTER GIOVANNI BATTISTA DE LAMPI (ITALIAN, 1751-1830)

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CONTINENTAL SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY AFTER GIOVANNI BATTISTA DE LAMPI (ITALIAN, 1751-1830)
Two miniatures: Giovanni Battista de Lampi (1751-1830), in blue coat, white lace cravat, powdered wig (bearing initials 'JB' (lower right); together with Stanislas II Augustus Poniatowski (1732-1798), King of Poland, in fur-bordered red robes, white lace cravat, wearing the blue moiré sash of the Royal Polish Order of the White Eagle, and the jewels of other orders (Continental School, 19th Century, bearing initials 'A.J.' (lower right)
on ivory
oval, 1 7/8 in. (47 mm.) high; 3 1/8 in. (80 mm.) diam., respectively, gilt-metal frames (2)
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Please note that the order worn by Stanislas II Augustus Poniatowski is the Imperial Russian Order of St Andrew, not the Polish Order of the White Eagle as stated in the catalogue entry.

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The miniature of Giovanni Battista de Lampi is after a self-portait, formerly in the collection of John Pierpont Morgan (see G. C. Williamson, 'Portrait Miniatures', The Studio, London, Paris, New York, 1910, p. 31, illustrated in colour pl. LIII).

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