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Henri Benner
PORTRAIT OF GRAND DUCHESS EKATERINA PALVOVNA OF RUSSIA, QUEEN OF WÜRTEMBERG (1788-1819) CIRCA 1821
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Henri Benner
PORTRAIT OF GRAND DUCHESS EKATERINA PALVOVNA OF RUSSIA, QUEEN OF WÜRTEMBERG (1788-1819) CIRCA 1821
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Henri Benner
MULHOUSE 1776 - 1829 ST PETERSBURG ?
PORTRAIT OF GRAND DUCHESS EKATERINA PALVOVNA OF RUSSIA, QUEEN OF WÜRTEMBERG (1788-1819) CIRCA 1821
Watercolour and bodycolour on paper, laid on metal, gilt-metal mount;
inscribed in cyrillic verso: 22 Katharina Pavlowna
13.8 by 10.3 cm.; 4 1/2 by 3 1/8 in.
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Provenance

Sale, Geneva, Christie's, 19 November 1980, lot 147 (part of lot);
with Edwin Bucher, Trogen, by 1981

Catalogue Note

The sitter was born in the Catherine Palace, St Petersburg, the fourth daughter of Emperor Paul I and his consort Sophie Dorothea of Württemburg. In 1809 she married her cousin, Duke George of Oldenburg (1784-1812) and they moved to Tver, to the north of Moscow. She gave birth to two sons but after only three years of marriage Duke George died.  In 1816, the Princess married Crown Prince William of Württemberg, with whom she had two daughters. She died, aged only thirty, in January 1819.

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