6 December 2005
GERMAN SCHOOL, CIRCA 1750
Frederick the Great (1712-1786), King of Prussia 1740-1786, in red-lined blue coat with silver frogging, lace cravat and black stock, silver-bordered black tricorn hat in his powdered hair en queue, wearing the orange moiré sash and breast-star of the Royal Prussian Order of the Black Eagle
enamel on copper
oval, 1 5/16 in. (33 mm.) high, stamped gilt-metal foliate frame with glazed reverse
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For further portraits of the present sitter, see lots 86 and 91.
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