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    Sale 5431

    Old Master & British Pictures

    11 July 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 53

    Follower of Sir Godfrey Kneller

    Portrait of Catherine North, three-quarter-length, in a yellow dress and red wrap, a landscape beyond

    Price Realised  

    Follower of Sir Godfrey Kneller
    Portrait of Catherine North, three-quarter-length, in a yellow dress and red wrap, a landscape beyond
    oil on canvas, unlined
    49 x 39 in. (124.5 x 99.2 cm.)
    in its original carved, gilded and gadrooned frame


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    The sitter was the daughter of Elihu Yale (c. 1648-1721), founder of Yale college in New Haven, Connecticut, and his wife Catherine (1651-1728), widow of Yale's business partner Joseph Hynmers. Catherine and her siblings were born in Madras where her father was in business, and did not arrive in England until 1689. She later married Dudley North of Glemham (for a portrait of whom see lots 52 and 54).

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    Provenance

    The Earls of Guilford, and by descent to the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY OF TITLE (LOTS 46-68)