1848 (before) Baroness von Wacquant-Geozelles by Moritz Michael Daffinger (auctioned by Christie's)

Christie's has this note about the portrait, "MORITZ MICHAEL DAFFINGER (1790-1849) 

A lady called Baroness von Wacquant-Geozelles, in purple velvet dress with white lace trim and gem-set brooch at corsage, the blue sash of a lady's order, possibly the Bavarian Order of St. Elizabeth, tied in a bow and pinned at her left shoulder with a badge, with tassels, fur stole draped over her right shoulder, three drop-pearl pin worn in her upswept hair, seated on an upholstered raspberry chair draped with fur; green curtain and landscape background
on porcelain.

Rectangular, 5 3/8 x 4½ in. (13.6 x 10.5 cm.), heavy ormolu frame with foliate scrolls 

Lot Notes

The sitter was probably related to the Austrian General Johann Peter Theodor Freiherr von Wacquant-Geozelles (1754-1844)."

Upgrade image posted 15 January 2014 from the Christie's Web site, adjusted on 12 April 2014 to 28.35 pixels/cm and 30.55 cm wide.

1848 (before) Baroness von Wacquant-Geozelles by Moritz Michael Daffinger (auctioned by Christie's)

The Baroness' off-shoulder straight neckline in this Daffinger portrait is rare, most necklines were vee-shaped. Her coiffure is right for the late 30s or ca. 1840.

Keywords:  Daffinger, Baroness, hurluberlu coiffure, hair jewelry, off shoulder straight neckline, long Gigot sleeves, chemise, modesty piece, pleated bodice, Gigot sleeves, under-sleeves, order sash, brooch


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