Lot 88: UNKNOWN ARTIST (18TH-19TH CENTURY) Portrait of Louis Charles de Bode Watercolour and gouache on ivory, laid on card, 6.5 by 5 cm (oval). Executed c. 1812. The present lot, a portrait of the Baron Lev Karlovich Bode (1787-1859) or Louis Charles de Bode, was included in the famous exhibition of 2,286 portraits by the Russian artists from the XVIII-XIX centuries, organised by Sergei Diaghilev at the Tauride Palace in St Petersburg in 1905. The inscription "Le Baron Louis Charles de Bode, Colonel du Rt des Chasseurs de la Garde de S.M. l'Empereur de Russie, Aide de camp du Mar?chal Prince de Wittgenstein/n? le 31. Janvier/1787." and the number "No 426" on the verso of the work, possibly date back to the exhibition. Provenance: Collection of the Countess Natalia Sollogub (1851-1915), n?e Bode-Kolycheva, a granddaughter of the sitter, Moscow, until after 1905. Exhibited: Istoriko-khudozhestvennaya vystavka russkikh portretov, Tauride Palace, St Petersburg, 6 March-26 September 1905.
MacDougall Arts Ltd's Russian Art
Wednesday, 2nd December 2015
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