Jean-Baptiste Isabey - Portrait of Countess Rosa Festetics
Portrait of Countess Rosa Festetics
Watercolour over pencil, highlighted in white, on chamois coloured card. 22 x 16.5 cm.
Signed and dated lower left: J. Isabey 1835..
The present work depicts the Hungarian Countess Rosa Festetics of Tolna (1827-1906) aged eight. She married Count Moritz Zadanyi Almásy in 1843.
Former collection of Dittrich Hellebronth von Tiszabeö. - Lempertz auction 770, 14.5.199, lot 661.
For more on this artist cf. Schidlof, Miniature in Europe, Graz 1964, vol. I, p. 391 f.