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Guillermo Ducker (fl. 1799-1813) "Lady in brown", important miniature on ivory!!, 1801
Price: 2500 EUR
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Guillermo (actually Willem) Ducker was a Dutch-born portrait miniature artist, who was mentioned as working in Madrid between 1799 and 1813. It is known that Francisco de Goya, in his 1799 letter to King Carlos IV, brings the latter's attention to Ducker and recommends him as the best and most capable miniaturist to portray the imperial family; in the same letter, he is appealing to the King to free Ducker from imprisonment, so that he can immediately proceed to work.
Provenance: Honolulu Nuseum, Hawaii, USA (sold through Ebay-broker as a part of collection of portrait miniatures; the museum was looking to replenish its funds for further acquisitions - see our image nr.8).
Condition: fairly good; formerly sent into the lid of a box (recently remounted into magnificent Austrian, early-19th-century silver frame)
Creation Year: 1801
Measurements:UNFRAMED:5,9x4,0cm/2,3x1,6in FRAMED: 12,3x9,4cm/4,8x3,7in
Object Type:Framed miniature
Style: Portrait Miniatures
Technique: watercolor on ivory
Inscription:signed and dated: "G.Ducker /fecit /.../1801"
Creator: Guillermo Ducker
Creator Dates: was active btwn. 1799-1813 in Madrid
Nationality:Dutch / Spanish
OBS: Austrian mail refunds cases of loss or damage with maximum EUR 500.
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