28 November 2006
MARTIN SCHEFFEL (SWEDISH, 1729-1783)
A gentleman, in purple coat with black collar, purple waistcoat with gold buttons and lace cravat, powdered wig en queue, holding a black hat under his right arm; draped green curtain with gold tassels, pillar and ledge background
signed and dated 'M. Scheff[el]. pinx: Stockholm. 1769.' (lower right)
rectangular, 1¾ x 2 3/8 in. (45 x 60 mm.), gilt-metal frame
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For other signed miniatures by Scheffel, see M. Olausson/J. Sjöholm, Nationalmuseum Stockholm. Illustrerad katalog över svenska och övriga nordiska miniatyrer, II, Halmstad, 2001, pp. 56-57.
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