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Antique Portrait Miniature, attributed to Anton Graff

Auction:
2375
Lot:
234
Sold for:
$2,350$2,000

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Auction:
Fine Jewelry - 2375
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 18, 2007 12:00PM

Description:

Antique Portrait Miniature, attributed to Anton Graff, depicting a boy with pull toy and miniature orange tree, engraved gold frame with foliate devices, fitted box, (reverse with evidence of solder). Note: Anton Graff (1736-1813) was among the most talented portrait artists of Goethe's era. Working in Dresden, Graff was known for his sensitive portraits of the nobility and wealthy bourgeois of the period and is considered to have been a forerunner of realism.
Estimate $500-700

Keywords

Anton Graff, Dresden, Portrait miniature

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