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
Lot 145Y
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
Sold for £3,750 (US$ 6,073) inc. premium

Lot Details
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
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.

Footnotes

  • Count Kurt von Götzen auf Ellguth, the son of Count Frederick William von Götzen and Frederica Charlotte of Reichenback, was a Royal Prussian Chamberlain and the hereditary landowner of Ellguth-Schmark/Trebnitz. He married Mathilde, third daughter of Count Henrich Gottlob von Reichenback-Goschütz and Johanna, Countess of Solms-Baruth. Mathilde divorced Kurt and married Prince Hermann Anton of Hatzfeldt in 1831, whom she later divorced in 1846. Her children from her second marriage include Prince Stanislas of Hartzfeldt, Countess Franziska of Nimptsch zu Jaeschkowitz and Princess Elisabeth of Carolath-Beuthen.

    Further information on the great Silesian miniaturist Schmeidler can be found in the publication by Erwin Hintze, Schlesische Miniaturmaler des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts, 1904, pp.136-140.
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