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    Sale 7561

    Simon Sainsbury The Creation of an English Arcadia

    18 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 219

    A CHARLES I NEEDLEWORK PICTURE OF FIDELITY

    1641

    Price Realised  

    A CHARLES I NEEDLEWORK PICTURE OF FIDELITY
    1641
    Delicately worked with a girl with a dog at her feet, in front of an elaborate manor house with mica detail and amid stylized floral and fauna, the cream silk ground spotted with French knots, framed and glazed
    14 x 9.75 in. (35.5 x 24.8 cm.) without frame


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    Labelled to the reverse with a brief description, together with an older label: 'Opus Domina nobili Strafford acu pictun, cui maritus vir illustrissimus AD 1641 Carolo I Rege ultimo supplicio affectus est.' This translates as 'This Strafford work was made with a needle by a noble lady, for whom an illustrious married man paid the ultimate price in the year AD1641 under King Charles I'.

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