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Antonio Bencini

Portrait of Elisabeth Christine, Holy Roman Empress (1691-1750), circa 1745

VAT reduced rateRestricted Species

Estimate:

1,200 to - 1,800 GBP

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

Antonio Bencini

Antonio Bencini

Portrait of Elisabeth Christine, Holy Roman Empress (1691-1750), circa 1745

Portrait of Elisabeth Christine, Holy Roman Empress (1691-1750), circa 1745

Estimate:

1,200 to - 1,800 GBP

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

Antonio Bencini

Italy circa 1710 - after 1780

Portrait of Elisabeth Christine, Holy Roman Empress (1691-1750), circa 1745


Watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, gilt-metal frame;

signed verso: Bencini

96 by 68 mm.

Flesh tones probably faded slightly. Most minor foxing flecks in background.


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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.
Judge Dr Ludwig Ritter von Festau (1863-1933), Vienna, by 1911;
sale, London, Sotheby's, 30 June 1980, lot 42;
where acquired by Dr Erika Pohl-Ströher (1919-2016)
L.R. Schidlof, La Miniature en Europe, Graz, 1964, vol. I, p. 315;
M. Roethlisberger, R. Loche et al. Liotard, Doornspijk, 2008, p. 315;
B. Hofstetter, Museum Liaunig, Portraitminiaturen, Vienna, 2015, p. 286
Vienna, Albertina, Internationale Miniaturen-Auststellung in der Albertina, 1924, no. 87