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    Sale 7398

    The Gordon Collection of Portrait Miniatures

    20 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 19

    David des Granges (c.1611-c.1672)

    A lady called Catherine of Braganza, in white silk-bordered russet dress, drop-pearl at corsage, blue shawl, pearl necklace, double drop-pearl earring, pearls in her upswept brown hair dressed in curls

    Price Realised  

    David des Granges (c.1611-c.1672)
    A lady called Catherine of Braganza, in white silk-bordered russet dress, drop-pearl at corsage, blue shawl, pearl necklace, double drop-pearl earring, pearls in her upswept brown hair dressed in curls
    on vellum laid down on playing card with a single heart
    oval, 2 7/8 in. (74 mm.) high, gold frame, the wooden reverse with metal plaque inscribed 'Catherine of Braganza Queen Consort of King Charles II. given by H·M· to Alexander 3rd Earl of Antrim.'


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    Provenance

    Alexander MacDonnell, 3rd Earl of Antrim (1615-1699).
    A Lady; Sotheby's, London, 10 November 1969, lot 92 (as perhaps by Matthew Snelling; £380 to Captain Charles Woollett).
    Alvin J. Huss (1904-1998) Collection, Evanston, Ill.; Sotheby's, London, 4 December 1985, lot 14 (as by Matthew Snelling; £5,000).