Embroidery pattern from Luise von Palombini

310233 EMBROIDERY PATTERNS A. Philipson, Berlin. Floral band and helical ornament. At the top: 489. Signed by the previous owner in ink: „Luise von Palombini“. Gouache nad watercolor on copper engraved screen. 191x258 mm. Backs: Plain. Circa 1820.
Luise von Palombini (1807-1832), the oldest of 5 children of the Italian general Giuseppe Federico or Josef Friedrich [von] Palombini (1774-1850), who first fights in Italy on the side of the Republicans, and later serves in the Italian corps of the Grande Armée in the war against Prussia & Sweden (siege of Stralsund 1807). He then becomes a divisional in Spain and eventually returns to Italy in 1813. When the Napoleonic Empire crumbles away in 1814, he accepts the offer to go over to the Austrian army and obtains the rank of a field marshal lieutenant. He spends the rest of his life on an estate of his wife Caroline, a daughter of the Polish general and fighter for the freedom of Poland Jan Henryk Dombrowski (Dabrowski), in Grochwitz (near Herzberg/Elster in Saxony), which might well explain the German origin of our embroidery patterns (own investigations plus informations supplied by Dr. Camillo v. Palombini, Berlin).
Small tears and stains, slight crease, lower right corner cut off without affecting the printed surface.  

$ 132.14





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