20 - 22 April 1998
Circle of Sir Godfrey Kneller (1646-1723)
Portrait of Mary Compton, Countess of Dorset (1669-1691), three-quarter-length, in a brown dress and ermine-lined cloak, by a partly-opened sash window
oil on canvas
50 x 40 in. (127 x 101.6 cm.)
in a contemporary carved and gilded frame
Probably bought by William, 2nd Baron Bolton (1782-1850), Hackwood Park, Basingstoke, Hampshire, and by descent to
William, 5th Baron Bolton (1869-1944), by whom sold to
William, 1st Viscount Camrose (1879-1954), and by descent.
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The sitter was the daughter of James Compton, 3rd Earl of Northampton (1622-1681). She married, in 1685, Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset (b. 1637).
See note to lot 734 for details of the Hampton Court Beauties.
Specialist Joy McCall answers key questions for collectors of the glassmaker’s exquisite pieces. Illustrated with lots offered in the Lalique sale on 15 May
Offered in May, a 1916 canvas that was included in every major survey of Malevich’s Suprematist works during his lifetime, and which revolutionised modern art