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    Sale 12307

    Old Master and British Paintings

    2 November 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 88

    English School, 17th century

    Portrait of Elizabeth Bertie (1586-1654), née Montagu, Countess of Lindsey, half-length, in a black and white slashed dress and lace collar

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    English School, 17th century
    Portrait of Elizabeth Bertie (1586-1654), née Montagu, Countess of Lindsey, half-length, in a black and white slashed dress and lace collar
    with identifying inscription 'ELIZth COUNTESS of LINDSEY. 1654' (upper left) and 'D. ELIZABETHA COMTISSIA DE / LINDSEY. FILIA.D.EDVARDI.BARONIS / DE MONTAGU CONIUX.D.ROBERTI / COMITIS DE LINDSEY / Obyt Novbr 30 1654 Don by Hales.' (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    30 ¼ x 25 3/8 in. (76.7 x 64.2 cm.)
    in a George II carved giltwood frame


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    Elizabeth Montagu was the wife of Robert Bertie, 1st Earl of Lindsey (see lots 83-85) and mother to Montague Bertie, 2nd Earl of Lindsey (see lot 87).

    Provenance

    By descent through the sitter's grandson, the Hon. Charles Bertie (c.1640-1711), of Uffington House, Lincolnshire, through his great great grandson, Montague Peregrine Bertie, 11th Earl of Lindsey (1815-1899) (recorded in an inventory of August 1889 in the Drawing Room), and his son, Montague Peregrine Albemarle, 12th Earl of Lindsey (1861-1938) to the father's daughter, Lady Muriel Barclay-Harvey (1893-1980).