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    Sale 7398

    The Gordon Collection of Portrait Miniatures

    20 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 4

    English School, circa 1660

    A lady called Barbara Villiers, Duchess of Cleveland (1640-1709), in white silk-bordered blue dress, the sleeves slashed to reveal white, grey gauze sash tied in a bow at corsage, pinned to her left sleeve with gem-set gold brooch, pearl necklace, drop-pearl earrings, her brown hair dressed in ringlets

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    English School, circa 1660
    A lady called Barbara Villiers, Duchess of Cleveland (1640-1709), in white silk-bordered blue dress, the sleeves slashed to reveal white, grey gauze sash tied in a bow at corsage, pinned to her left sleeve with gem-set gold brooch, pearl necklace, drop-pearl earrings, her brown hair dressed in ringlets
    oil on copper
    oval, 3 3/16 in. (81 mm.) high, silver frame with spiral cresting


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    Provenance

    J. H. Burls Collection, New Malden, Surrey; Sotheby's, London, 31 March 1949, lot 12 (£17 to Edwin E. Simmons).