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    Sale 7714

    Old Master & British Pictures

    24 April 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 28

    Circle of Frans Pourbus II (Antwerp 1569-1622)

    Portrait of a lady, full-length, in a black dress with a jewelled brooch, holding a fan

    Price Realised  

    Circle of Frans Pourbus II (Antwerp 1569-1622)
    Portrait of a lady, full-length, in a black dress with a jewelled brooch, holding a fan
    oil on canvas
    77½ x 45¼ in. (196.9 x 114.9 cm.)


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    Provenance

    Sir William Stirling Maxwell, 9th Bt., Keir House, Dunblane, and by descent.


    Saleroom Notice

    We are grateful to Mr. Jan van Helmont for suggesting that the sitter is Princess Anna of Arenberg, née Croÿ Aarschot (1564-1635), on the basis of the red and white rosiform bows in her costume -- three roses was an emblem of the Arenbergs, while the Croÿ colours are argent and gules.