• Sale 5950

    HACKWOOD PARK

    20 - 22 April 1998, London, King Street

  • Lot 735

    Circle of Sir Godfrey Kneller (1646-1723)

    Portrait of Mary Compton, Countess of Dorset (1669-1691), three-quarter-length, in a brown dress and ermine-lined cloak, by a partly-opened sash window

    Price Realised  

    Circle of Sir Godfrey Kneller (1646-1723)
    Portrait of Mary Compton, Countess of Dorset (1669-1691), three-quarter-length, in a brown dress and ermine-lined cloak, by a partly-opened sash window
    oil on canvas
    50 x 40 in. (127 x 101.6 cm.)
    in a contemporary carved and gilded frame


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    The sitter was the daughter of James Compton, 3rd Earl of Northampton (1622-1681). She married, in 1685, Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset (b. 1637).

    See note to lot 734 for details of the Hampton Court Beauties.

    Provenance

    Probably bought by William, 2nd Baron Bolton (1782-1850), Hackwood Park, Basingstoke, Hampshire, and by descent to
    William, 5th Baron Bolton (1869-1944), by whom sold to
    William, 1st Viscount Camrose (1879-1954), and by descent.