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    Sale 7561

    Simon Sainsbury The Creation of an English Arcadia

    18 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 35

    English School, circa 1605-1615

    Portrait of a lady, half-length, in a grey dress with a lace collar and headdress

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    English School, circa 1605-1615
    Portrait of a lady, half-length, in a grey dress with a lace collar and headdress
    inscribed 'H' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    25½ x 21½ in. (64.7 x 54.5 cm.)


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    The sitter's hairstyle and dress suggest a date of 1605-1615. The headdress and accessories correspond with those in a Marcus Gheeraerts Portrait of Anne of Denmark, of circa 1610 (Bedford Collection).
    We are grateful to Susan North of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, for her comments on the sitter's costume.

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    Provenance

    David Alexander Edward Lindsay, 28th Earl of Crawford and Balcarres (1900-1975), Haigh Hall, Wigan; Christie's London, 11 October 1946, lot 83, as by 'R. Hunter' (40 gns. to W. Sabin).
    Anonymous sale; Christie's London, 6 November 1970, lot 118, as Gheeraedts (sold for 160 gns.).
    Acquired from Christopher Gibbs Ltd., November 1970.