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    Sale 5311

    Old Master & British Pictures & Old Master Drawings

    5 December 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 113

    Cornelius Johnson (London 1593-1661 Utrecht)

    Portrait of Lady Lucy Pelham (d.1685), half-length, in a blue dress with pearl ornaments, and a grey wrap

    Price Realised  

    Cornelius Johnson (London 1593-1661 Utrecht)
    Portrait of Lady Lucy Pelham (d.1685), half-length, in a blue dress with pearl ornaments, and a grey wrap
    oil on canvas
    30 x 25 in. (76.3 x 63.5 cm.)
    in a silvered Lely-panel frame


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    The sitter was the daughter of Robert Sidney, 2nd Earl of Leicester. She married Sir John Pelham, 3rd Bt. of Halland, in 1647. She was also painted by Sir Peter Lely, in the Collection of the Earl of Yarborough, exhibited in the Lely Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, 1978, no.9. See lot 121 for a portrait of her son, Thomas Pelham of Laughton, 1st Bt.

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    Provenance

    By descent from the sitter to the present owner.


    Literature

    A. Finberg, 'A Chronological list of portraits by Cornelius Johnson', The Walpole Society, XX, 1922, p.30, no.87, fig. LXII.