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CONTINENTAL SCHOOL, CIRCA 1765

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CONTINENTAL SCHOOL, CIRCA 1765
Charles IV (1748-1819), Prince of Asturias, later King of Spain 1788-1808, in silver-bordered blue velvet coat, wearing the red moiré sash of the Royal Spanish Order of Carlos III, the jewel of the Order of the Golden Fleece and two breast-stars, a tricorn hat under his left arm, powdered hair
on ivory
2 5/16 in. (59 mm.) diam., gilt-metal frame with glazed reverse
Provenance
Umberto II (1904-1983), King of Italy; Sotheby's, Geneva, 14 November 1985, lot 331.
Robert D. Brewster (1916-1995) Collection, New York; Sotheby's, Geneva, 15 November 1995, lot 292 (erroneously as Carlo VII, King of Naples, later Carlos III, King of Spain and the Indies).
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Lot Essay

The rectified identification of the present sitter is substantiated by comparison with a large-scale portrait by Anton Raphael Mengs in the Prado (inv. no. P02188).

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