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The Pohl-Ströher Collection of Portrait Miniatures Part II

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Emanuel Thomas Peter
KRNOV 1799 - 1873 VIENNA
PORTRAIT OF PRINCE FERDINAND PHILIPP (1844-1921) AND PRINCE LUDWIG AUGUST (1845-1907) OF SAXE-COBURG AND GOTHA
Watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, gilt-metal frame, the reverse engraved with the sitter's names;
signed and dated lower left: Em: Peter. [1]847
132 by 99 mm.
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Provenance

Pedro II of Braganza and Habsburg, Emperor of Brazil (1825-1891);
by descent to Carlos Tasso de Saxe-Coburgo e Bragança (b. 1931);
sale, Zurich, Galerie Koller, 21-26 May 1984, lot 7220

Catalogue Note

The sitters in this miniature are the two eldest children of Prince August of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and his wife Princess Clémentine of Orléans, daughter of Louis Philippe, King of the French. Prince Ferdinand joined the army and also formed an important collection of coins. In 1875 he married his cousin Louise, Princess of Belgium. Three years earlier, in 1871, his brother, Prince Ludwig August travelled to Brazil where he married Princess Leopoldina, daughter of Emperor Pedro II. 

The Pohl-Ströher Collection of Portrait Miniatures Part II

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London