Old Master and British Works on Paper, including Portrait Miniatures from the Pohl-Ströher Collection

Old Master and British Works on Paper, including Portrait Miniatures from the Pohl-Ströher Collection

View full screen - View 1 of Lot 164. Portrait of a gentleman.

Property from the collection of the late Dr Erika Pohl-Ströher (1919-2016)

Louis François Aubry

Portrait of a gentleman

Lot Closed

December 4, 04:44 PM GMT

Estimate

1,000 - 1,500 GBP

Lot Details

Description

Property from the collection of the late Dr Erika Pohl-Ströher (1919-2016)

Louis François Aubry

Paris 1767 - 1851

Portrait of a gentleman


Watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, gilt-metal mount, rectangular wood frame, decorated with four gilt-metal spandrels;

signed and dated lower left: Aubry / 1810

130 by 103 mm.

This lot contains ivory. Due to recent changes in the laws of many countries (e.g. US, France) Sotheby’s recommends that buyers check with their own government regarding any importation requirements prior to placing a bid. For example, US regulations restrict the import of elephant ivory and prohibit the import of African elephant ivory. Please note that Sotheby’s will not assist buyers with CITES licence applications where a buyer elects to either collect or arrange their own shipping, nor will Sotheby’s assist with the international movement of ivory by air, either as freight or through hand carry. Sotheby’s shipping will only assist in shipping the lot to either domestic UK or EU destinations, where delivery is made by road transport. A buyer’s inability to export or import these lots cannot justify a delay in payment or sale cancellation.
Madame Bléhaut, Annonay;
sale, Sotheby's, Geneva, 6 May 1981, lot 171;
sale, London, Christie's, 7 December 2004, lot 349;
where acquired by Dr Erika Pohl-Ströher (1919-2016)
The sitter is wearing two extremely ephemeral orders; the Order of the Crown of Westphalia was founded by Napoléon's brother Jérôme, King of Westphalia, on 25 December 1809. Wearing this order was soon prohibited, in Electoral Hesse from 31 December 1813 and in Prussia from 26 February 1815 onward.