22 May 2001
ITALIAN SCHOOL, CIRCA 1805
Margherita Metilde Malatesta, Duchess of Rignano, seated at a harpsichord beside her lowchen in lion clip, facing right in low-cut white dress with thin gold belt and gold armlet, gold fillet in her curling dark hair, her left hand playing the harpsichord and her right hand holding the musical score; draped sea-green curtain
rectangular, 3¾ x 3¼ in. (96 x 82 mm.), within gold verre-églomisé border with identifying inscription Margta Metilde Malatesta. Duchsa di Rignano, ebonized wood frame with corded gilt-metal borders
Pavoncelli Collection, no. 126.
With Schubert Antichitá, Milan.
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