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The Pohl-Ströher Collection of Portrait Miniatures Part I

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Rosalba Carriera
VENICE 1675 - 1757
PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN HOLDING A LARGE GOLD MEDAL, CIRCA 1720
Watercolour, bodycolour and gold paint on ivory, silver-gilt frame, blue enamel border
54 by 75 mm.
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Provenance

Sale, London, Christie's, 31 March 1981, lot 55

Catalogue Note

The head on the medallion is reminiscent of that of King Charles II made by John Roettier to commemorate the Dutch War of 1667. (British Museum 1921,0518.3). The prominent display of a portrait of a Stuart monarch may suggest that the sitter was English and held Jacobite sympathies.

The Pohl-Ströher Collection of Portrait Miniatures Part I

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London