Carl Gottlob Schmeidler (German, 1772-1838)
A pair of portrait miniatures of Count Kurt von Götzen and Countess Mathilde von Götzen (née von Reichenbach-Goschütz) (1799-1858): the former, wearing dark blue jacket with gold piping and buttons, green standing collar with gold embroidery and aiguillette, the badges of the Royal Prussian Order of the Iron Cross and the Imperial Russian Order of St. Anne; the latter, wearing red gown with gathered sleeves, gold embroidery at her Empire line, her blue cloak fastened at her shoulder with a gold pin, her dark hair plaited and upswept in a high knot at the back of her head, parted at the front and curled in ringlets.
Each signed on the obverse Schmeidler, gilt-metal frames.
Rectangular, 89mm (3 1/2in) high (2)
Provenance: Christie's, 6 November 2001, lots 199 and 200