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The Pohl-Ströher Collection of Portrait Miniatures Part I

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German School, circa 1740
PORTRAIT OF HEINRICH, COUNT VON BRÜHL (1700-1763)

Provenance

Sale, London, Sotheby's, 28 April 1981, lot 37

Catalogue Note

Count von Brühl served as Prime Minster between 1746 and 1763, during the reign of Augustus III, King of Poland. He was all powerful and held great influence over the King and court. He assembled a superb and vast art collection which contained prints, drawings and paintings by the great masters. His porcelain collection was also sublime. Appointed Director of the Meissen factory in 1739, between 1736 and 1741, he commissioned - amongst other masterpieces - the celebrated Swan Service, which contained over 2,200 individual pieces.

The Pohl-Ströher Collection of Portrait Miniatures Part I

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London