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Augustin Ritt
ST PETERSBURG 1765 - 1799
PORTRAIT OF A NOBLEWOMAN, CIRCA 1795
Watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, gilt-metal mount
Octagonal 10 by 7.9 cm.; 4 by 3 1/4 in.
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Provenance

With Edwin Bucher, Trogen

Literature

J. Nimmergut and A.M. Wager, Miniaturen, Dosen, Munich, 1982, p. 262

Catalogue Note

This penetrating portrait is executed with great confidence and freedom of touch. The sitter wears the diamond set chiffe of Empress Catherine II, indicating that she was a lady-in-waiting at the Imperial Court.

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