9 December 2008
GEORG RAAB (AUSTRIAN, 1821-1885)
Marie von Wedel, in blue satin open-front dress with blue velvet trim, fine lace border and lace-inset bodice, a corsage of pink roses, fox fur stole, black gauze ribbon with a pearl-fastened bow about her neck, black gauze ribbons plaited throughout her red hair; sunset background
signed and dated 'Raab. 1853' (mid-right)
oval, 3¾ in. (96 mm.) high, gilt-bronze mount with foliate border, the backing paper inscribed 'Frau Marie v. Wedel Wien Raab 1853 Mutter einer Jugend- freundin v. Bottingers'
Bonhams, London, 22 May 2003, lot 122.
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