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    Sale 7633

    Old Master & British Pictures (Day Sale)

    3 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 163

    Sir Peter Lely (Westphalia 1618-1680 London)

    Portrait of a lady, half-length, in a blue dress and pearl earrings

    Price Realised  

    Sir Peter Lely (Westphalia 1618-1680 London)
    Portrait of a lady, half-length, in a blue dress and pearl earrings
    signed with monogram 'PL.' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 in.)


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    Sir Hugo de Bathe, 5th Bt., who is recorded as having owned this portrait, is perhaps best known for having married the late Victorian beauty and actress Lillie Langtry (1853-1929) who was previously the mistress of Edward, Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII.

    This portrait is thought likely to date from the late 1750s.

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    Provenance

    General Sir Henry de Bathe, 4th Bt. (d. 1907), Woodend, and by inheritance to his son;
    Sir Hugo de Bathe, 5th Bt.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 3 June 1977, lot 43 (sold 810 gns.).