14 May 2009
Circle of Martin van Meytens II (Stockholm 1695-1770 Vienna)
Portrait of a princess, half-length, in a gold-embroidered blue dress and an ermine-lined red cape, a jewelled covered crown on a table beside her
oil on canvas
36 x 29 in. (91.4 x 72.7 cm.)
The Marquess of Rockingham, Wentworth Woodhouse, Yorkshire, and by descent; London, Christie's, 8 July 1998, lot 42.
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The crown in this picture may identify the sitter as one of the daughters of the Empress Maria-Theresa of Austria, sisters of Queen Marie-Antoinette of France - perhaps Archduchess Maria Anna (1738-1789) or Archduchess Maria Carolina (1752-1814).
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