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Pietro de Rossi
ST PETERSBURG 1761 - 1831
PORTRAIT OF COUNT WLADYSLAW JAN ADAM PUSLOWSKI (1801-1859), CIRCA 1825 
Watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, four-colour gold mount, chased with leaves and flowers;
signed centre right: P: de Rossi f
6.5 by 5.5 cm.; 2 1/2 by 2 1/4 in.
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Provenance

Count Ksawery Puslowski, Crakow, by 1939;
Alvin J. Huss, Evanston;
sale, London, Sotheby's, 4 December 1985, lot 154

Exhibited

Crakow, Puslowski Palace, Wystawa Miniatur na tle Wnetrz Palacu Hr. Puslowskich, 1939, p. 86, no. 506, illust.

Literature

L.R. Schidlof, La miniature en Europe, Graz, 1964, vol. II, p. 716;
T.A. Selinova, Petr Rossi. Russkij Miniatiurist, Moscow, 2005, p. 74, no. 60

Catalogue Note

Pietro de Rossi was born in St Petersburg and was of Italian descent. He became a member of the Academy of Painting in 1813 and pursued a highly successful career as a painter of miniatures and enamels. His portraits were much in demand by St Petersburg society.

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