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Graff (fl. 1795/1800) "Portrait of a young woman", outstanding miniature on ivory!!, 1790s
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Outstanding (!!) quality miniature portrait of a young woman in white. Her dress and hairstyle provide the date of painting, namely 1790s.
The portrait is clearly signed "Graff. f.", what as we thought initially indicates that we are dealing with a work of the famous Swiss-German portraitist Anton Graff. Berckenhagen in his Anton Graff's catalogue raisonne (1967) also lists several similiar miniatures on ivory. Nevertheless, the modern specialists in portrait miniatures question Anton Graff's authorship (the latter made only miniatures drawn with silver pencil on whitened parchment) and claim that real author of these, signed "Graff" miniatures on ivory was another Graff whose first name is still unknown. This group of miniatures (including three in our possession) shows strong French influence what could be a sign of artist's long stay (study?) in France. In each case it seems that he worked in different European countries. In 1800 he is mentioned see our image nr.10) as working at the Wuerttemberg court in Stuttgart.
Our mages nr.7-8 show two other works of this artist.
Provenance: private collection, USA
Condition: good; in original frame (back glass is broken)
Creation Year: 1790s
Measurements:UNFRAMED:7,6x7,6cm/3,0x3,0in FRAMED: 9,5x9,5cm/3,7x3,7in
Object Type:Framed miniature
Style: Portrait Miniatures
Technique: watercolor on ivory
Inscription:signed: Graff. f.(ecit)
Creator Dates: was active btwn. 1795-1800
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