21 November 2000
BARBARA KRAFFT (1764-1825)
A noble officer, facing right in red-bordered black coat with gold buttons, gold-embroidered black collar, white and blue striped shoulder-belt with black plate and silver lacing, white shirt and black stock, wearing the commander cross of the Royal Bavarian Military Order of Maximilian Joseph
signed 'Barbara Krafft pin:' (lower right)
oval, 2½ in. (63 mm.) high, gold mount
With Silvio Ferrara, Rome.
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The Royal Bavarian Military Order of Maximilian Joseph was founded in 1806 by King Maximilian Joseph I of Bavaria (see lot 148). Bestowal of this order entitled the bearer to lifelong and hereditary nobility.
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