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Double portrait of Maria Theresa (1717-1780), Empress of Austria, when Archduchess, seated, her right arm perched on a table with crown on cushion, flowers in her lap, wearing white dress and ermine-lined robe, and her sister, Archduchess Maria Anna (1718-1744), in blue dress and ermine-lined robe, in an interior with plaque of busts of their parents, green curtain, globe and a view of the Hofburg (Josefsplatz), Vienna
on parchment laid down on metal
rectangular, 7 1/8 x 5¼ in. (181 x 133 mm.), ornate carved giltwood frame
Sotheby's, London, 28 February 1977, lot 29.

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Another miniature by Josef Anton Fischer, signed and dated 1722, of Empress Elizabeth Christine with her two daughters Maria Theresa and Maria Anna was sold Christie's, London, 25 November 1980, lot 23.

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