FELICITÀ HOFFMANN-SARTORI (d. 1760)
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FELICITÀ HOFFMANN-SARTORI (d. 1760)

A young gentleman, facing left in lavishly floral embroidered green coat, lace cravat, red cloak draped around his shoulders, wig en queue

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FELICITÀ HOFFMANN-SARTORI (d. 1760)
A young gentleman, facing left in lavishly floral embroidered green coat, lace cravat, red cloak draped around his shoulders, wig en queue
oval, 2 5/8 in. (66 mm.) wide, silver-gilt frame
Provenance
Monsieur X.; part I, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 10-11 May 1929, lot 153.
With Ben-Simon, Paris, in 1931.
Plantevigne Collection, Paris; Palais des Congrès, Versailles, 25 May 1972, lot 13, as by Rosalba Carriera.
Literature
C. Jeannerat, 'Le origini del ritratto a miniature su avorio', Dedalo, year XI, vol. III, April 1931, illustrated p. 777 fig. 9, described p. 778 no. C, as possibly a member of the family of the banker Crozat, by Rosalba Carriera.
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Lot Essay

Although formerly given to Rosalba Carriera, the present miniature is a rare and superb work by Felicità Hoffmann-Sartori, Rosalba's pupil from 1728. The resemblance with Felicità's miniature of Johann Adolf Hasse in the Gemäldegalerie, Dresden (inv. no. M.22) is compelling.
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