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    Sale 7561

    Simon Sainsbury The Creation of an English Arcadia

    18 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 141

    A LONDON DELFT BLUE AND WHITE ROYAL PORTRAIT PLAQUE

    1704

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    A LONDON DELFT BLUE AND WHITE ROYAL PORTRAIT PLAQUE
    1704
    Painted in blue with a half-length portrait of Queen Anne in her Robes of State, within an oval double blue line cartouche, in an integral biscuit frame with radiating leaves and stud-ornament, pierced for hanging, the reverse dated 1704 flanked by dot-ornament, flaking to edge and slight chipping to underside, minute chip to suspension hole at top
    9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high


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    The portrait is most probably taken from an engraving after a painting by J. B. Closterman. Another example almost certainly by the same hand dated 1704 is in the Cuckfield Museum Trust (C.48). The biscuit frame at one time perhaps gilded was probably painted black on Queen Anne's death in 1714; traces of black enamel remain.

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale, Sotheby's London, 4 June 1968, lot 134.
    Mrs. Coleman Curtis, Virginia.
    Price Glover, sold Christie's London, 14 June 1988, lot 9.
    Acquired from Alistair Sampson, 16 June 1988.


    Literature

    Louis L. Lipski and Michael Archer, Dated English Delftware, London, 1984, p. 403, no. 1684.