Abraham Daniel (British, died 1806) A child, traditionally called Princess Charlotte Augusta, wearing white dress with wide blue sash and frilled white bonnet tied with blue ribbon bow
Lot 182Y
Abraham Daniel (British, died 1806) A child, traditionally called Princess Charlotte Augusta, wearing white dress with wide blue sash and frilled white bonnet tied with blue ribbon bow
Sold for £8,400 (US$ 14,118) inc. premium
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Abraham Daniel (British, died 1806)
A child, traditionally called Princess Charlotte Augusta, wearing white dress with wide blue sash and frilled white bonnet tied with blue ribbon bow.
Gold frame with borders of split pearls, blue glass and white enamel, the reverse with borders of blue glass and white enamel around glazed aperture to reveal brown silk, set in a fitted red leather travelling case.
Oval, 52mm (2 1/16in) high
Provenance: The Edward Grosvenor Paine Collection; Christie's, London, 28 October 1980, lot 142 (as Princess Charlotte Augusta)
The Property of Mrs. Albert E. Hoffmann; Bonhams, 21 November 1996, lot 201 (as Princess Charlotte Augusta)
The Albion Collection; Bonhams, 22 April 2004, lot 69
Exhibited: Holburne Museum of Art, Bath, Secret Passion to Noble Passion, 21 April-18 July 1999
Phillips Auctioneers, Edinburgh, Secret Passion to Noble Fashion, 16 August-3 September 1999
Scottish National Portrait Gallery, The Albion Loan Collection, 2000-2003
Literature: A. Sumner & R. Walker, Secret Passion to Noble Fashion, Holburne Museum of Art, 1999, no.38

Footnotes

  • The sitter has traditionally been identified as Princess Charlotte Augusta. However the present sitter has deep brown eyes, whereas the Princess is always depicted as having brilliant blue eyes making the identification untenable.
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