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    Sale 5857

    Old Master & British Pictures

    23 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 87

    Attributed to Jacob Ferdinand Voet (Antwerp 1639-1689 Paris)

    Portrait of a lady traditionally identified as Ortensia Mancini (1646-1699), half-length, in an ivory dress and blue mantle

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    Attributed to Jacob Ferdinand Voet (Antwerp 1639-1689 Paris)
    Portrait of a lady traditionally identified as Ortensia Mancini (1646-1699), half-length, in an ivory dress and blue mantle
    oil on canvas
    18¾ x 15¼ in. (47.7 x 39.7 cm.)


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    Ortensia de Mancini, duchesse de Mazarin, was the fourth of the five famous Mancini sisters noted for their great beauty. Ortensia was mistress of King Charles II (1630-1685), until a flirtation with the Prince of Monaco saw her fall from favour.

    Voet painted the sitter several times, including portraits now in the Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola, Genova and the Staatliche Museum, Berlin.

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    Provenance

    with Historical Portraits, London, from whom purchased by the present owner.