London, South Kensington
18 December 1998
Circle of Christian Wilhelm Ernst Dietrich (1712-1774)
Portrait of an old man, half-length, in a fur-lined coat wearing an order medal
oil on panel
10¾ x 8¼ in. (27.3 x 21 cm.)
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(Probably) Moscow, Department of Museum Affairs and Preservation of Works of Art and Antiquity of the People's Commisariat for Education, as a foreign artist of the 18th century, no. 868 (according to a label on the reverse).
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