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    Sale 3063

    Old Masters & 19th Century Art - (including Dutch Impressionism)

    24 - 25 May 2016, Amsterdam

  • Lot 84

    Follower of Frans Pourbus

    Portrait of Jeanne, Duchess d'Arschot (, three-quarter length, in a white dress with puffed sleeves, a black cloak embroidered with pearls and white lace ruff and cuffs, standing by a table covered with crimson cloth, a wall curtain embroidered with the coats-of-arms of De Croy and De Chastillon behind

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    Follower of Frans Pourbus
    Portrait of Jeanne, Duchess d'Arschot (, three-quarter length, in a white dress with puffed sleeves, a black cloak embroidered with pearls and white lace ruff and cuffs, standing by a table covered with crimson cloth, a wall curtain embroidered with the coats-of-arms of De Croy and De Chastillon behind
    oil on canvas
    127.7 x 101.6 cm.


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    The sitter was the daughter of Louis de Blois, Seigneur of Trêlon. She became the second wife of Philippe de Croy (1526-1595), Duc d'Arschot, who was a knight of the Golden Fleece, in 1582. A detailed account of the de Croy family is given in de Courcelles, Histoire des Pairs de France, Vol. VIII, 1827.

    Provenance

    The Earl of Halifax; His sale; Christie's, London, 12 December 1947, lot 100, as Gheeraerdts (25gns. to Bellamy).
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 19 May 1989, lot 182.