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Pietro de Rossi
ST PETERSBURG 1761 - 1831
PORTRAIT OF A LADY 
Watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, gilt-metal mount;
signed and dated centre right: P. de Rossi f. 1830
7.1 by 6.1 cm.; 2 3/4 by 2 1/4 in.
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Provenance

Sale, Geneva, Sotheby's, 7 May 1982, lot 356

Catalogue Note

The sitter's hair is dressed in the elaborate style of the period, in this instance incorporating roses and tuberose. Rossi has also taken care to depict her fine pearl necklace and magnificent diamond and emerald broach.  

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