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 141. Portrait of a lady, traditionally identifed as the Comtesse de Provence.

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

Antoine Vestier

Portrait of a lady, traditionally identifed as the Comtesse de Provence

Lot Closed

December 4, 04:21 PM GMT

Estimate

1,000 - 1,500 GBP

Lot Details

Description

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

Antoine Vestier

Avallon 1740 - 1824 Paris

Portrait of a lady, traditionally identifed as the Comtesse de Provence


Watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, ormolu frame;

signed and dated lower right: Vestier fecit 1780

45 by 37 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.
Michel Heine;
J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), New York;
his executor's sale, London, Christie's, 24 June 1935, lot 485;
The Plantevigne Collection, Paris, by 1956;
sale, Versailles, Trianon-Palace, 1 June 1972, lot 178;
sale, Geneva, Sotheby's, 12 November 1980, lot 182;
where acquired by Dr Erika Pohl-Ströher (1919-2016)
G.C. Williamson, Catalogue of the Collection of Miniatures - The Collection of J. Pierpont Morgan, London, 1906-08, vol. III, no. 469;
A.-M. Passez, Antoine Vestier, Paris, 1989, p. 272, no. 174