22 May 2001
CIRCLE OF JOHANN CHRISTIAN FIEDLER (1697-1765)
Ludwig VIII (1691-1768), Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, facing left in pink-lined gold-embroidered blue velvet coat, silver breast plate, white cravat, full bottomed powdered wig, wearing the red sash and breast star of the Order of St Hubertus
on vellum laid down on card
oval, 2 1/16 in. (53 mm.) high, silver-gilt frame with reeded border
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For more information on the sitter, see S. Coffin/B. Hofstetter, The Gilbert Collection. Portrait Miniatures in Enamel, London, 2000, p. 133, no. 85.
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