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The Pohl-Ströher Collection of Portrait Miniatures Part I

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Rosalba Carriera
VENICE 1675 - 1757
AN ALLEGORY OF PAINTING, CIRCA 1710
Watercolour and bodycolour, heightened with gold paint on ivory, tortoiseshell frame
80 by 110 mm.
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Provenance

The Dukes and Grand-Dukes of Mecklenburg-Schwerin;
sale, Geneva, Christie's, 29 November 1982, lot 140

Catalogue Note

In this miniature Rosalba has included a pictorial conceit - the portrait being painted by Cupid is supported by a pin which appears to project from the edge of the frame.

A similarly sized miniature of a lady dressing her hair with flowers by Rosalba, in a tortoiseshell frame, is in the Cleveland Museum of Art (Edward B. Greene Collection, inv. no. 401203).

The Pohl-Ströher Collection of Portrait Miniatures Part I

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London