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ART PAGE 165

Mme Davidoff - 1824
Oil on canvas, 32.5 x 26 in, 82.6 x 66 cm
Portrait of Aglaé Angélique Gabrielle de Gramont (1787-1842) at age 37. She was the wife of General Aleksandr Davydov, daughter of the Duchesse de Guiche (Art Pages 158, 97, and 25), grand daughter of the Duchesse de Polignac (Art Pages 158, 9) and the younger sister of Corisande Armandine Sophie Leonie Helene, Countess of Tankerville (Art Page 186). Listed by Vigée Le Brun as "1 Mme Davidoff" in the "Paris after 1805" section. Reference Southeby's Jan 2014 catalog entry for an excellent bio, painting provenance, and narrative of one of the most interesting periods of European history.

Tamás Strakovits (Hungary) provided the ID and information on the sitter that previously had been listed with minimal information as the "Lady in Red".

Portrait of a Girl - 1789-1793
Chalk, 16.7 x 10.6 in
Portrait of a girl wearing a bonnet and scarf. Sold by Christie's London, Tuesday, July 4, 2000 as lot 184 for $21,341. It is undated, but is in my estimation from 1789-1793. Could be the Duchesse de Polignac, it is very similar to the other profile we have of her.
Prince Friedrich Alfred von Schönburg - 1820s ?
pastel, 36 x 27cm
Prince Friedrich Alfred von Schönburg-Hartenstein (1786-1840), collection of the Museum of castle Hinterglauchau, Saxony. Prince Alfred studied in Leipzig and made an obligatory educational journey visiting many European courts. He became soldier of the Prussian army and fought 1806-1807 against the French. Then he retired and went with his older brother Otto Victor to Vienna. Here he started his diplomatic career as an envoy of the Austrian court.

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