Christie's charge a premium to the buyer on the final bid price of each lot sold at the following rates: 23.8% of the final bid price of each lot sold up to and including €150,000 and 14.28% of any amount in excess of €150,000. Buyers' premium is calculated on the basis of each lot individually.
Please note that the sitter should be identified as minister and general-lieutenant Martin Ernst von Schlieffen, later appointed Governor of Wesel. Von Schlieffen was the advisor to Landgrave Frederick II.
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