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    Sale 7633

    Old Master & British Pictures (Day Sale)

    3 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 202

    Jacob Ferdinand Voet (Antwerp 1639-1689 Paris)

    Portrait of Ortensia Mancini, as Aphrodite, half-length, in a white chemise and blue shawl

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    Jacob Ferdinand Voet (Antwerp 1639-1689 Paris)
    Portrait of Ortensia Mancini, as Aphrodite, half-length, in a white chemise and blue shawl
    oil on canvas
    30 x 24 in. (76.2 x 61 cm.)


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    We are grateful to Professor Francesco Petrucci for confirming the attribution on the basis of photographs, and for pointing out that the composition is similar to Voet's Portrait of Ortensia Mancini in the Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola in Genoa, and that both finally derive from the oval portrait in the collection of the Earl of Sandwich at Mapperton House (see F. Petrucci, Ferdinand Voet 1639-1689, detto Ferdinando de' Ritratti, Rome, 2005, p. 261, no. 251 and p. 193, no. 129a, fig. 8 respectively).

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