24 March 1999
After Michael Dahl I (1656-1743)
Portrait of Christian Ludwig II, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1683-1756), small half length, wearing armour with lace chemise, red sash, ermine cape and wig
with inscription Christianus Ludovicus./Dux Megapolitanus./London, den 1 Septembri 1704/Dahl Fecit. on the reverse and with the crowned inventory number 102 on a label on the reverse and with the inventory numbers 1050 (in blue) and 4686 (in blue) and with a label identifying the sitter on the reverse
oil on panel
33 x 26.4 cm
in an 18th century English frame in the Louis XIV style with rocaille work and strap-work, foliate sight edge
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Schwerin, 1954, n020, as Michael Dahl.
The original is in the Staatliches Museum Schwerin (cat. Schwerin 1954, p.77, n019, plate XXI).
For information on the sitter see lot 2.
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