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    Sale 12307

    Old Master and British Paintings

    2 November 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 143

    Circle of Alonso Sanchez Coello (Valencia 1531-1588 Madrid)

    Portrait of an Infanta as Saint Catherine of Alexandria, three-quarter-length, in a gold embroidered red dress, standing in an interior by a window

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    Circle of Alonso Sanchez Coello (Valencia 1531-1588 Madrid)
    Portrait of an Infanta as Saint Catherine of Alexandria, three-quarter-length, in a gold embroidered red dress, standing in an interior by a window
    oil on canvas
    50 ½ x 42 1/8 in (128.3 x 107 cm.)


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    The sitter may be identifiable as Infanta Catherine Michelle (1567-1597).

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    Provenance

    Ralph Bernal; Christie's, London, 13 March 1855, lot 953, as Mytens (13 gns. to Waters on behalf of the following),
    Frederick, 4th Marquis of Londonderry, stepfather of the 7th Viscount Powerscourt, and by descent to,
    Mervyn, 9th Viscount Powerscourt, who sold Powerscourt, Enniskerry, together with its contents, to,
    Mr and Mrs Ralph Slazenger, 1961,
    their sale; Christie's, on the premises, 24 September 1984 [first day], lot 5.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE PETER ASCROFT, SHERFORD HOUSE, BROMYARD, HEREFORDSHIRE (LOTS 143-152)


    Literature

    Mervyn Wingfield, 7th Viscount Powerscourt, A Description and History of Powerscourt, London, 1903, p.35.