Samuel Cooper (British, 1609-1672)
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Samuel Cooper (British, 1609-1672)

A lady called Mrs John Lewis (née Sarah Foote), in white- bordered blue silk dress, gem-set brooch flanked by four pearls, suspended with drop-pearl and worn at corsage, a strand of pearls in her upswept fair curling hair and falling over her shoulders

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Samuel Cooper (British, 1609-1672)
A lady called Mrs John Lewis (née Sarah Foote), in white- bordered blue silk dress, gem-set brooch flanked by four pearls, suspended with drop-pearl and worn at corsage, a strand of pearls in her upswept fair curling hair and falling over her shoulders
signed with initials and dated 'S. C. 1647' (mid-left)
on vellum laid down on card
oval, 2 1/8 in. (54 mm.) high, gold frame
Provenance
The Hon. Felicity Samuel, 1974.
The property of a descendant of the 2nd Viscount Bearsted; Christie's, London, 27 March 1984, lot 298.
Literature
D. Foskett, Samuel Cooper 1609-1672, London, 1974, appendix IV, p. 109.
A. Darmon, 'Les miniatures: du grand art', in Art et Valeurs, no. 11, February 1990, illustrated in colour p. 17.
Exhibited
London, National Portrait Gallery, Samuel Cooper and his contemporaries, 1974, no. 30 (lent by The Hon. Felicity Samuel), illustrated p. 17.
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Lot Essay

Sarah, second daughter and co-heir of Sir Thomas Foote, Bt., Lord Mayor of London, and Elizabeth, daughter of William Mott of Plaistow, Essex first married c. 1644 John Lewis of Ledston, York (c. 1615-1671), created Bt. in 1660; and secondly Denzil Onslow of Pirford, Surrey, one of the commissioners of the Navy. She had two daughters by her first marriage; the elder Elizabeth, married Theodophilus Hastings, 7th Earl of Huntingdon; the younger Mary, married Robert (Leke), 3rd Earl of Scarsdale.
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