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Augustin Ritt
PORTRAIT OF A LADY, TRADITIONALLY IDENTIFIED AS CHARLOTTE JULIANE RITT, NÉE GUISE, THE ARTIST'S WIFE, CIRCA 1798
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Augustin Ritt
PORTRAIT OF A LADY, TRADITIONALLY IDENTIFIED AS CHARLOTTE JULIANE RITT, NÉE GUISE, THE ARTIST'S WIFE, CIRCA 1798
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Augustin Ritt
ST PETERSBURG 1765 - 1799
PORTRAIT OF A LADY, TRADITIONALLY IDENTIFIED AS CHARLOTTE JULIANE RITT, NÉE GUISE, THE ARTIST'S WIFE, CIRCA 1798
Watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, gilt-metal frame
7.7 by 6.4 cm.; 3 1/8 by 2 1/2 in.
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Provenance

Carlo Jeannerat, Paris, by 1928;
Günther Muthmann, Wuppertal-Barmen,
his sale, Zurich, Sotheby's, 17 May 1979, lot 178

Exhibited

Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Exposition d'art russe ancien et moderne, 1928, no. 299 (lent by Carlo Jeannerat);
London, 1 Belgrave Square, Exhibition of Russian Art, 1935, no. 129 (lent by Carlo Jeannerat)

Literature

G.N. Komelova, Augustin Ritt - Russian Miniaturist, St Petersburg, 2004, p. 169, cat. no. 149

Catalogue Note

The sitter’s clothes, jewellery and head-dress are very evocative of the fashions in St Petersburg at the end of the eighteenth century. The composition of the present work resembles those of Madame Vigée le Brun, the French painter, who spent six years in Russia between 1795 and 1801.

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