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Count Grigory Ivanovich Tchernyshov
Holding a Mask- 1793
oil on canvas, 22 x 17in, 56 x 44 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia

Monsier Landry de Saint Aubin - 1781
oil on canvas (36" x 29")
Private collection
Reference Kimbell Exhibition Catalog Number 10 for more details.

Anna Flora von Kaganeck - 1792
oil on canvas, within a painted oval,
29-5/8" x 24-5/8", 75.3 x 62.6 cm
Toulouse Foundation Georges Bemberg, France On display at l'hotel d'Assézat. Anna Flora von Kaganeck, later Grafin Wrbna (1779-1857). She was the daughter of Count Frederich Kagenek and Countess Maria Theresa Salm Reiffersheidt and the cousin and close friend of Prince Clemens von Metternich (1773-1859). Even though she married Count Eugene Wrbna in 1798 the couple lived in the Metternich residence where the Countess assumed the role of hostess to foreign dignitaries during the Congress of Vienna (September 1814- June 1815). As a young bride, she was the toast of society and possessed great beauty and grace. Even in this youthful portrait one can easily see these traits.
Vigée Le Brun wrote, “... I found lodgings within the city of Vienna … and immediately set about painting the portrait of the Ambassador of Spain’s daughter, Mlle Kaguenek, a very pretty sixteen year old...”
The portrait is Signed and dated lower left L.E. Vigée LeBrun/ á Vienne 1792 and inscribed on the reverse of the canvas Flore. Comtesse de Kagenek/ agée de 13 ans/ née le 23 septembre 1779
Offered for sale by Sotheby's New York on 23 Jan 2003. $500K to $700K. Sold to collector, Mr. Georges Bemberg and placed it in his private museum in France.


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