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    Sale 7575

    Old Master and British Pictures

    25 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 80

    Sir Godfrey Kneller (Lubeck 1646-1723 London)

    Portrait of Elizabeth, Duchess of Dorset, full-length, in a white dress with a blue wrap, leaning on a stone pedestal with her left hand, beside a draped curtain

    Price Realised  

    Sir Godfrey Kneller (Lubeck 1646-1723 London)
    Portrait of Elizabeth, Duchess of Dorset, full-length, in a white dress with a blue wrap, leaning on a stone pedestal with her left hand, beside a draped curtain
    oil on canvas
    90¼ x 55 in. (229.2 x 139.7 cm.)


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    Elizabeth Colyear (1687-1768), daughter of Lieutenant-General Walter Colyear and niece of David, 1st Earl of Portmore, married Lionel Sackville (1688-1765), 7th Earl of Dorset, later created 1st Duke of Dorset, in 1708. She was a maid of honour to Queen Anne at the time of her marriage and later became first lady of the bedchamber to Queen Caroline. The couple had six children and her eldest son Charles succeeded his father as the second Duke of Dorset.

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    Provenance

    Presumably by descent to William Colyear, 3rd Earl of Portmore (1747-1823), and by inheritance through his sister, Lady Juliana Colyear (1735-1821), wife of Henry Dawkins (1724-1814) of Over Norton, Oxon, and Standlynch Park, Wiltshire, to her grandson Rev. E.H. Dawkins (1794-1859), of Moggerhanger House, Bedfordshire; Christie's, London, 28 February 1913, lot 28 (680 gns. to Lord Curzon).
    The Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, K.G., 1 Carlton House Terrace; Christie's, London, 10 July 1931, lot 123 (335 gns. to Green).
    John, 2nd Baron Gretton, Stapleford Park, Lincolnshire and by inheritance.


    Pre-Lot Text

    The Property of The Trustees of Lord Gretton