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    Sale 5858

    Old Masters & 19th Century Works of Art

    10 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 62

    Sir Godfrey Kneller (Lübeck 1646-1723 London)

    Portrait of Charlotte Clayton (d.1742), wife of William Clayton, 1st Baron Sundon of Ardagh (1671-1752), three-quarter-length, in a blue dress, a landscape beyond

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    Sir Godfrey Kneller (Lübeck 1646-1723 London)
    Portrait of Charlotte Clayton (d.1742), wife of William Clayton, 1st Baron Sundon of Ardagh (1671-1752), three-quarter-length, in a blue dress, a landscape beyond
    inscribed 'Charlott [sic.] 2nd Daughter of John Dive Esq./Woman of the Bed Chamber to her/Majesty Queen Caroline, Wife to William Clayton of Sundon in the County of/Bedford Esq. one of the Right Honorable/the Lords Commoners of the Treasury.' (centre left); and with the conjoined coat-of-arms of the Clayton and Dive families (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    49¼ x 40 in. (125.2 x 101.6 cm.)
    in an English 18th Century carved, pierced and gilded frame


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    Charlotte Clayton, née Dyve, wife of William Clayton (see lot 61), was the grand-daughter of Sir Lewis Dyve of Bromham, Bedfordshire, and daughter of his youngest son, John, and his wife Frances, third daughter of Sir Robert Wolseley of Wolseley. On the accession of George I in 1714, Charlotte Clayton was appointed a lady of the bedchamber to Queen Caroline, Princess of Wales, to whom she became a close friend and confidante over the years.

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    Provenance

    by descent to the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF THE LATE MICHAEL COPEMAN (LOTS 61 AND 62)