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The Pohl-Ströher Collection of Portrait Miniatures Part I

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Paolo Ferdinando Quaglia
PIACENZA 1780 - 1853 PARIS
PORTRAIT OF IDA DE GRIMOD D'ORSAY (1802-1882), CIRCA 1810
Watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, gilt-metal mounts, blue enamel border, set in the lid of a gold mounted and lined tortoiseshell box, the base with hair work panel with the name Ida;
signed centre right: Quaglia f:, the box maker's mark Jean-Louis Leferre  
68 by 57 mm.
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Provenance

Sale, Geneva, Christie's, 16 November 1993, lot 123

Literature

Jeannerat, 1921, p. 542;
Friesen (ed.), 2001, p. 422, no. 291;
Parisio, 2012, p. 36, no. 35  

Catalogue Note

Ida de Grimond was the daughter of Albert Gaspard Grimod, Comte d’Orsay and Eleonore von Württemburg, and was the younger sister of the famous Parisian Alfred d’Orsay (1801-1952). In 1818, she married the Duke of Gramont, with whom she had six children including the politician and diplomat Antoine Alfred Agenor de Gramont.

The Pohl-Ströher Collection of Portrait Miniatures Part I

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London