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Zoomable Image of Portrait miniature of a Noblewoman, seated in costume (possibly as the goddess Diana), holding a mask, a crescent jewel in her powdered hair, a male admirer in a turban behind, c.1720

Portrait miniature of a Noblewoman, seated in costume (possibly as the goddess Diana), holding a mask, a crescent jewel in her powdered hair, a male admirer in a turban behind, c.1720

Carl-Gustav Klingstedt (1657-1734)

Portrait miniature of a Noblewoman, seated in costume (possibly as the goddess Diana), holding a mask, a crescent jewel in her powdered hair, a male admirer in a turban behind, c.1720

Carl-Gustav Klingstedt (1657-1734)

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Price:

£1,200

Materials:

Indian ink and watercolour ‘en grisaille’ with red highlights on vellum

Dimensions:

Oval, 2 ¼ in (57 mm) high

Provenance:

Private Collection, USA

Frame:

Later gilt-metal frame

Klingstedt’s work was referenced by many literary figures, including Voltaire...

This portrait by the Swedish Rococo artist Carl-Gustav Klingstedt is typical of his rendering of small gallant scenes and jeux de mots.[1] Working largely on vellum and occasionally in enamel, Klingstedt’s work was referenced by many literary figures, including Voltaire, La Harpe and Bernard. Many of his miniatures were destined for snuff-boxes, where their salacious subject matter could be hidden from public view.

Klingstedt, born in Riga, was originally destined for a military career, joining the Swedish army at the age of fifteen and then serving in the French army. By 1689, he had decided to attempt to make a living from his art. In France he was given the French form of his name Clinchelet (or Clinchetet and Clingetel) and was also named Raphael des Tabatière, gaining an appointment as draughtsman in ordinary to the Duke of Bavaria.



[1] For other miniatures by Klingstedt, see M. Olausson/J. Sjöholm, Nationalmuseum. Svenska och övriga nordiska miniatyrer, Halmstad, 2001, I, pp. 315-317.

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