9 December 2003
HEINRICH FRIEDRICH FÜGER (AUSTRO-GERMAN, 1751-1818)
A fine miniature of a young lady, in white dress with elaborate lace border and gold laced turquoise bodice, sapphire and pearl necklace, long powdered curling hair
oval, 2 13/16 in. (71 mm.) high, gilt-metal frame with bright-cut border
Groult Collection, Paris.
de la Hey Collection; part I, Sotheby's, London, 27 May 1968, lot 41.
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Vienna, Albertina, Meisterwerke der Europäischen Miniaturmalerei von 1750 bis 1850, 1965, no. 136 (lent by Major de la Hey, London).
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