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16 March 2021

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№ 22


16 March 2021

Hammer Price:

A Victorian oval enamelled brooch, set with an enamelled representation of the Portrait of a Lady as a Vestal Virgin after Angelica Kauffmann, within ropetwist mount, dimensions 4 x 4.6cm. £400-£500

Angelica Kauffmann (1741-1807) was a Swiss classical artist who had a highly successful career in London and Rome, and was a skilled artist in portraiture, historical genre and landscape. Kauffmann was one of the two female founding members of the Royal Academy in London in 1768, the other being Mary Moser.
The Portrait of a Lady as a Vestal Virgin, painted 1781-2, is now in the collection of the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister in Dresden.

The enamel is in very good overall condition with one small hairline scratch to the right of the portrait, the mount is has some surface wear and tarnish commensurate with age, gross weight 21.8gms.