27 - 28 June 2006
[MAHOGANY INLAID BINDING.] -- MARIA ANNA, Princess of Prussia (b. 1837). Album containing 47 pencil and watercolor drawings of landscapes, most signed and dated between 1851-1859.
210 x 260 mm. Mahogany inlaid binding, front cover with elaborate inlaying of mother-of-pearl, gilt and precious stones, small central inlaid medallion on the back, leather spine, edges gilt (horizontal crack on front). Provenance: Maria Anna (note on flyleaf); purchased from Emil Offenbacher, 29 September 1958.
An extensively inlaid binding. Some of the drawings were done at the Princess's native Dessau; others were executed after her marriage to Prince Friederich Karl Nicolaus of Prussia in November 1954.
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