French miniature on ivory of Reine Louise

£250

This beautifully painted miniature portrait on ivory depicts Reine Louise, the Queen of Prussia during the Napoleonic period.

 

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Description

This delicately painted miniature on ivory depicts Reine Louise, or Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, who was Queen of Prussia from 1797 to 1810 as wife of Frederick William III. Reine Louise was mother to the monarchs Frederick William IV of Prussia and Wilhelm I, German Emperor.

The portrait depicts Louise in an outdoor setting, the breeze rustling her clothing. Her portrait is painted in a fluid, cursory manner, with certain details—such as the eyes—rendered with fine precision.

The oval portrait is set within a gilt metal frame topped with a pierced tied-ribbon crown.

The front of the panel is indistinctly signed in blue pigment, the back is inscribed ‘Reine Louise’ in pencil, and the reverse of the frame is inscribed ‘Reine Louise’.

Frame: Height 8cm, width 5.5cm, depth 0.5cm
Ivory: Height 7cm, width 5cm

Details

Country of Origin
French
Date of Manufacture
Late 19th Century
Period
Late 19th Century
Style
Figurative Art
Material
Gilt Metal, Ivory
Colour
Gold, Multi-coloured

Dimensions

Height
8 cm / 3.1 inches
Width
5.5 cm / 2 inches

Reference:
8794b

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