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François de Troy and Studio
Toulouse 1645-1730 Paris
PRESUMED PORTRAIT OF MARIA AURORA, COUNTESS OF KÖNIGSMARCK (1662-1728), WITH HER SON MAURICE, COUNT OF SAXONY (1696-1750)
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François de Troy and Studio
Toulouse 1645-1730 Paris
PRESUMED PORTRAIT OF MARIA AURORA, COUNTESS OF KÖNIGSMARCK (1662-1728), WITH HER SON MAURICE, COUNT OF SAXONY (1696-1750)
Estimate
12,00018,000
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François de Troy and Studio
Toulouse 1645-1730 Paris
PRESUMED PORTRAIT OF MARIA AURORA, COUNTESS OF KÖNIGSMARCK (1662-1728), WITH HER SON MAURICE, COUNT OF SAXONY (1696-1750)

Provenance

Edmond Filleul Collection (as Attributed to Hyacinthe Rigaud);
Peyriague Collection;
His sale, Monaco, Sotheby's, 21 June 1991, lot 11;
Where acquired by the present owner.

Catalogue Note

Maria Aurora, Countess of Königsmarck was the daughter of a famous Swedish general who was killed in the siege of Bonn in the year of her birth. In Dresden she became the first official mistress of the Elector Frederick Augustus I (1670-1733) and in 1696, in the city of Goslar, she gave birth to a son, Maurice, who later became a famous Marshal General of France. The countess later retired to Quedlinburg abbey, where she, who was described by Voltaire as 'the most famous woman of two centuries', died in 1728.
For another version, please see: Anonymous sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 19 April 1989, lot 37 (as Attributed to François de Troy, without identification of the sitters).

Sylvain Lévy-Alban : Rive Droite / Rive Gauche

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Paris