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The Pohl-Ströher Collection of Portrait Miniatures Part II

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Jean Laurent Mosnier
PARIS 1743 - 1808 ST. PETERSBURG
PORTRAIT OF PRINCESS CLOTHILDE, LATER QUEEN OF SARDINIA (1759-1802)
Watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, gilt-metal mount;
signed and dated lower right: Mosnier / 1775
64 mm. Diam.
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Provenance

Umberto II, King of Italy (1904-1983);
sale, Geneva, Sotheby's, 12 November 1984, lot 37

Literature

Hofstetter, 2008, p. 100, note 133

Catalogue Note

The sitter was the eldest daughter of Louis, Dauphin of France, the only son of King Louis XV and Princess Maria Josepha of Saxony. This miniature was painted in the year of her engagement and marriage to Carlo Emanuele, Prince of Piedmont, later King of Sardinia (1751-1819). Their union was one of several arranged between the royal houses of France and Savoy during this period.

The Pohl-Ströher Collection of Portrait Miniatures Part II

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London