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 149. Portrait of Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), 1786.

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

Lorenz Lars Svensson Sparrgren

Portrait of Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), 1786

Lot Closed

December 4, 04:29 PM GMT

Estimate

1,000 - 1,500 GBP

Lot Details

Description

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

Lorenz Lars Svensson Sparrgren

Gothenburg 1763 - 1828 Stockholm

Portrait of Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), 1786


Watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, gilt-metal frame;

signed in pencil centre left: Sparrgren., inscribed verso: Benjamin / Franklin / fodd [?], 17 Jan 1786

89 by 73 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.
Sale, London, Christie's, 18 December 1990, lot 65;
where acquired by Dr Erika Pohl-Ströher (1919-2016)