10 June 2008
FROM THE COLLECTION OF TORBEN HOLCK COLDING (1918-1998)
LOUIS GOULLON (FRENCH, FL. C. 1672-1676)
Princess Wilhelmine Ernestina of Denmark (1650-1706), in a white dress with a fur stole wrapped around her shoulders, pearl necklace, drop-pearl earring, her brown hair dressed in ringlets; red background
feigned oval, 1 1/8 x 1 in. (29 x 25 mm.), rectangular silver frame
Auction Brun Rasmussen, Copenhagen, in the 1950s.
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T. H. Colding, Miniature- og Emaillemaleri i Danmark, Aalborg, 1991, I, p. 42, illustrated in colour, II, p. 44, fig. 85.
Princess Wilhelmine Ernestina (1650-1706) was the daughter of King Frederick III of Denmark and Sophie Amalie of Brunswick-Lüneburg. On 20 September 1671 she married Charles II, Elector Palatine. For a further portrait of the present sitter by Pierre Signac, see G. Reynolds, The Sixteenth and Seventeenth-Century Miniatures in the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen, London, 1999, no. 252.
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