View 1 of Lot 176. Portrait of Friedrich, Prince of Prussa (1794-1863), circa 1820.
View 1 of Lot 176. Portrait of Friedrich, Prince of Prussa (1794-1863), circa 1820.
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Friedrich Jakob Hill

Portrait of Friedrich, Prince of Prussa (1794-1863), circa 1820

Estimate:

2,000 - 3,000 GBP

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

Friedrich Jakob Hill

Friedrich Jakob Hill

Portrait of Friedrich, Prince of Prussa (1794-1863), circa 1820

Portrait of Friedrich, Prince of Prussa (1794-1863), circa 1820

Estimate:

2,000 - 3,000 GBP

Lot sold:

3,024

GBP

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

Friedrich Jakob Hill

Darmstadt 1758 - 1846

Portrait of Friedrich, Prince of Prussa (1794-1863), circa 1820


Watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, gilt-metal mount, decorated with precious stones, inset onto the lid of a green leather daybook

The miniature: 77 by 62 mm., the book: 58 by 237 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, 27 March 1985, lot 261;
where acquired by Dr Erika Pohl-Ströher (1919-2016)

The sitter was born in Berlin the son of Prince Louis Charles of Prussia and Duchess Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, later Queen of Hanover. A distinguished solider, he commanded the Royal Calvery. In 1817 he married Princess Louise of Anhalt-Bernburg, with whom he had two sons.