11 July 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,250
Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 2,000
Circle of Michael Dahl (Stockholm ?1659-1743 London)
Portrait of a lady, half-length, in an oyster satin dress with a blue wrap, in a feigned oval
oil on canvas
30 x 25 in. (76.3 x 63.5 cm.)
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Womersley Hall is situated four miles from Pontefract, Yorkshire. It is linked back to the establishment of Pontefract Castle by Ilbert de Lacy in 1080. In the mid-18th Century the Estate came into the possession of the Hawke family, and with the the marriage of Cassandra Harvey-Hawke to the 4th Earl of Rosse in 1870, passed to the Rosse family of Birr, Ireland.
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Womersley Hall; Tennants, North Yorkshire, 24 November 2004, lot 1171.