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Heinrich Friedrich Füger

Portrait of Count Joseph von Fries (1765-1788)

Restricted Species

Estimate:

7,000 - 9,000 GBP

Property from an Important British Private Collection

Heinrich Friedrich Füger

Heinrich Friedrich Füger

Portrait of Count Joseph von Fries (1765-1788)

Portrait of Count Joseph von Fries (1765-1788)

Estimate:

7,000 - 9,000 GBP

Property from an Important British Private Collection

Heinrich Friedrich Füger

Heilbronn 1751 - 1818 Vienna

Portrait of Count Joseph von Fries (1765-1788)


Watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, gilt metal frame

77 by 44 mm.

Minor chip loss to margin at 3 o'clock, otherwise good.


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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.

Consul Eugen Gutmann (1840-1925), Berlin, by 1912;

with Bachstitz Galleries, The Hague, on consignment by 1921 and until 1924;

Fritz Gutmann (1886–1944), Amsterdam and Heemstede, from 1924 (inventory no 155);

Forced sale to Julius Böhler, Munich, 11 February 1942;

Munich Central Collecting Point, 1945, from which returned to the Netherlands in 1946, and restituted to the Gutmann Trust in 1949;

A La Vieille Russie, New York, acquired from the Gutmann family in about 1952;

Greta Shield Heckett (1899-1976), Pittsburgh, U.S.A.;

her sale, Monaco, Sotheby's, 4 May 1977, lot 68;

sale, London, Christie’s, 27 November 2012, lot 236

R. Keil, Heinrich Friedrich Fueger 1751-1818, Vienna, 2009, p. 247, under cat. no. WV 160.
The sitter was the elder brother of the banker and art collector Moritz Fries. Their father, Johann, was one of the richest men in the Austrian Empire.