2 June 2009
MORITZ MICHAEL DAFFINGER (1790-1849)
A lady called Baroness von Wacquant-Geozelles, in purple velvet dress with white lace trim and gem-set brooch at corsage, the blue sash of a lady's order, possibly the Bavarian Order of St. Elizabeth, tied in a bow and pinned at her left shoulder with a badge, with tassels, fur stole draped over her right shoulder, three drop-pearl pin worn in her upswept hair, seated on an upholstered raspberry chair draped with fur; green curtain and landscape background
rectangular, 5 3/8 x 4½ in. (13.6 x 10.5 cm.), heavy ormolu frame with foliate scrolls
The property of the painter Zasche.
Josef von Flesch (1871-1928) Collection, Vienna; Wawra, Vienna, 12 May 1930, lot 17.
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The sitter was probably related to the Austrian General Johann Peter Theodor Freiherr von Wacquant-Geozelles (1754-1844).
Another version of this miniature was sold Christie's, London, 10 June 2008, lot 47.
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