Miniatury. August II Mocny

Dwie miniaturki przedstawiające Augusta II Mocnego z dobrą proweniencją, wzorowane na znanych portretach. Gdyby to był inny król to kto wie.

Lot 6. Two miniature portraits of Augustus the Strong (1670-1733), Elector of Saxony and King of Poland, circa 1720

The first attributed to Georg Friedrich Dinglinger (1666-1720), wearing a powdered wig, in armour with an ermine-lined blue cloak and the Star of the Order of the White Eagle; the second attributed to Charles Boit (1662-1727), wearing a powdered wig, armour and a crimson ermine-lined cloak with a star, enamel on copper, the first with gold rope-twist frame and suspension loop, the second with a later gilt-metal pierced floral scrollwork frame surmounted by a crown, the first: 2.8cm high, 4.6cm high overall; the second: 3.5cm high, 7.1cm overall (2). Estimate £ 1,000 – 1,500. Bonhams. 07/22/20

Provenance: Collection of Gustav von Klemperer (1852-1926), Dresden; Thence by descent until sold at Sotheby’s London, 16 December 1998; Purchased at the above sale by the present owner.
Literature: Hans Buchheit, Miniaturen aus der Sammlung Gustav von Klemperer (1928), nos. 63 and 209 (illustrated on pl. 3); M. Cassidy-Geiger, Porcelain and Prestige. Princely Gifts and “White Gold” from Meissen, in M. Cassidy-Geiger (ed.), Fragile Diplomacy (2007), p. 6, fig. 1-9
Exhibited: New York, The Bard Graduate Centre, ‘Fagile Diplomacy’, 15 November 2007-10 February 2008, nos. 4 and 5
Both miniatures are after portraits of Augustus the Strong by Louis de Silvestre of 1716-18. Charles Boit also made an almost full-length miniature after a Silvestre portrait that was possibly recorded in the Pretiosenkammer by 1725 and is now in the Green Vaults in Dresden. A similar miniature attributed to Georg Friedrich Dinglinger, once in the possession of the Radziwill family, is now in the collection of the Royal Castle in Warsaw. See W. Schmidt/D. Syndram (eds.), Unter einer Krone (1997), nos. 506 (Silvestre), 510 (Boit) and 511 (attr. G.F. Dinglinger).

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