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Portrait miniature on ivory of Frederick the Great

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Portrait miniature on ivory of Frederick the Great (Friedrich der Große, 1712 –1786) the King of Prussia. Most probably after Anton Graff’s painting. It is the most famous and the most copied and reproduced portrait of the King of Prussia.
The wooden frame is covered with stamped leather and ivory set in brass oval.
It is not easy to date precisely miniatures like this; Frederick the Great was a famous person and his portrait is reproduced even today. Most probably Biedermeier era (the frame).The paper attached to the back offers no clue because old manuscripts were often glued to the back of miniature paintings.

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