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The Pohl-Ströher Collection of Portrait Miniatures Part I

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Anton Friedrich König
BERLIN 1722 - 1787
PORTRAIT OF CROWN PRINCESS FRIEDERIKE LUISE OF PRUSSIA (1751-1805), CIRCA 1775
Watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, gilt-metal frame;
signed lower left: König
108 by 83 mm.
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Provenance

Possibly the Grand-Dukes of Hesse-Damstadt;
Milena, Baroness von Bassus, by 1912;
sale, Lucerne, Galerie Fischer, 13 June 1956, lot 735;
Ernst Holscheiter (1878-1962), Meilen;
sale, London, Sotheby's, 9 June 1986, lot 25

Exhibited

Munich, 1912, no. 345

Literature

Michaelis, 2012, p. 107, fig. 3

Catalogue Note

The sitter was the second daughter of Ludwig IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt. In 1769, she married Friedrich Wilhelm II, later King of Prussia (1744-1797).

The Pohl-Ströher Collection of Portrait Miniatures Part I

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