Sale: 382 / Old Masters and Art of the 19th Century, Oct. 27. 2011 in Munich Lot 58

 
Unbekannt - Portrait des Gregor Alexandrowitsch Potjomkin (1739-1791)


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Unbekannt
Portrait des Gregor Alexandrowitsch Potjomkin (1739-1791), 1770.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 1,800 / $ 2,034
Sold:
€ 1,688 / $ 1.907

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Oil on canvas
84 x 66,5 cm (33 x 26,1 in)
it goes back to a legend according to which Potjomkin deceived the tsarina during an inspection journey through Novorossiya (New Russia), today the Ukraine, with mock villages. The tsarina should not see the actual dilapidated state of the region. [CB].

PROVENANCE: Collection Karl Gustav von Staal (1778-1853).
Since the 19th century in possession of German-Baltic nobility.




58
Unbekannt
Portrait des Gregor Alexandrowitsch Potjomkin (1739-1791), 1770.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 1,800 / $ 2,034
Sold:
€ 1,688 / $ 1.907

(incl. 25% surcharge)