Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and do not reflect costs, financing fees or application of buyer’s or seller’s credits.
£2,000 - £3,000
- ($3,482 - $5,223)
British and Victorian Paintings
9 November 2005
London, South Kensington
Daniel Albert Wehrschmidt (1861-1932)
Portrait of Rosa Lewis, seated three-quarter-length, in a white dress with a blue sash
signed and dated 'D. A. Wehrschmidt 1914?' (upper right)
oil on canvas
50 x 40 in. (127 x 101.5 cm.)
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Rosa Lewis (1867-1952), the 'Duchess of Duke Street' was a former kitchen maid from Essex. She worked her way up to become the head of the Duke of Orlean's kitchen, also cooking for a number of private clients, including Edward VII. By 1902 she had amassed a fortune and bought the old Cavendish Hotel, Jermyn Street, London, which she ran until it was bombed during the blitz.
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