Carl Gottlob Schmeidler (German, 1772-1838)
A pair of miniatures portraying Count Kurt von Götzen and Countess Mathilde von Götzen née von Reichenbach-Goschütz (1799-1858): the former, wearing dark blue coat with green standing collar edged with gold embroidery and aiguillette, decorated with 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 and gold embroidery at her Empire line, her blue cloak secured at her shoulder with a gold pin, her dark hair plaited and wound high into a knot at the back of her head, the front parted and curled in ringlets.
Each signed on the obverse Schmeidler, gilt-metal frames.
Rectangular, 89mm (3 1/2in) high (2)
Provenance: Christie's, London, 6 November 2001, lots 199 and 200.