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Gustavus III, King of Sweden
  • Jean Coteau (1739 - 1812)
  • After Alexander Roslin (1718 - 1793)
  • Gustavus III, King of Sweden
  • c. 1773 - 1800
  • Miniature
  • Painted, enamel on metal.
  • Diameter: 6 cm
    Frame size: 12 x 9.5 cm
  • Signature: 'Coteau'
    Label: '110'
  • M92
  • Boudoir Cabinet
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  • Gustavus III (1746-92) was King of Sweden from 1771 until his assassination at a masked ball in 1792. The King is shown wearing armour and the cloak of the Order of the Seraphim, a Swedish royal order initiated by King Frederick in 1748, only awarded to the royal family and foreign heads of state.

    The portrait is signed and dated ‘Coteau’ on the right-hand edge. Jean Coteau (c. 1739-after 1812) was born in Geneva, and specialised in painting enamel miniatures. He may have been the ‘Coteau’ recorded at the Royal Manufactory at Sèvres from 1780-1784.