10 June 2008
FROM THE COLLECTION OF TORBEN HOLCK COLDING (1918-1998)
DAVID LE CLERC (GERMAN, 1679-1738)
Princess Teresa Kunegunde Sobieski (1676-1730), in yellow dress with a jewel-set fastening, ermine trim on sleeve and a white lace underslip, with a pink shawl draped over her right shoulder and a blue ribbon tied around her left arm, her left hand resting on a plant pot filled with three long-stemmed red carnations; column background
signed on the backing card 'D: Le Clerc pinxit. 1708.'
oval, 3 5/8 in. (98 mm.) high, gilt-metal mount
Bought by Torben Holck Colding from the Antiques Trade in Paris, rue Bonaparte, in October 1949 (2,500 French Francs).
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T. H. Colding, Aspects of Miniature painting, Copenhagen, 1953, pp. 140, 205, illustrated fig. 143.
Princess Teresa Kunegunde Sobieski (1676-1730) was a daughter of the Polish King John III Sobieski. In 1695, she married Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria and bore him ten children, including Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor and Clemens Augustus of Bavaria.
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