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    Sale 7550

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    9 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 165

    PETER EDWARD STROELY (GERMAN, 1768-1826)

    Mary Nelson Dudding, in printed red pelisse with leopard skin collar with drop-pearls at corners, white underdress, orange turban

    Price Realised  

    PETER EDWARD STROELY (GERMAN, 1768-1826)
    Mary Nelson Dudding, in printed red pelisse with leopard skin collar with drop-pearls at corners, white underdress, orange turban
    signed 'Stroehling' (lower left)
    on ivory
    oval, 2 15/16 in. (75 mm.) high, plain silver-gilt frame


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    Mary Dudding, née Nelson, and her husband resided at Great Limber, Lincolnshire. They had two sons, Horatio and Edward. Horatio (d. 1895) lent the miniatures depicting himself, his brother, mother and aunt to the Portrait Miniatures exhibition in 1865 (nos. 2535, 2536, 2538 and 2539). Whilst the miniature of the aunt seems to be untraced, those of the two young boys were sold Sotheby's, London, 19 December 1977, lots 15 and 16.

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    Provenance

    Christie's, London, 23 October 1989, lot 26.


    Exhibited

    London, South Kensington Museum (Victoria & Albert Museum), Special Exhibition of Portrait Miniatures, 1865, no. 2535, lent by the sitter's son the Rev. Horatio Nelson Dudding.