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Circle of Sir Godfrey Kneller

Portrait of Lady Catherine Wemyss, bust-length, in a brown dress with white trim and green shawl, painted oval

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Circle of Sir Godfrey Kneller
Portrait of Lady Catherine Wemyss, bust-length, in a brown dress with white trim and green shawl, painted oval
oil on canvas
31 x 25½ in. (78.7 x 64.7 cm.)
Provenance
with Howard Young Galleries, 35 Old Bond Street, London; Christie's, London, 16 June 1938, Lot 53 (6 guineas to Dulau and Company Ltd.).
With Dulau and Company Ltd., 2-9 Dover Street, London.
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Lot Essay

The sitter was the eldest daughter and co-heir of John, 19th Earl of Crawford and 3rd Earl of Lindsay, and Emilia (d.1711), daughter of James, Lord Doune. She married Lord John Wemyss, second son of James Wemyss of Unthank; her husband was appointed Lieutenant-Governor of Edinburgh Castle in 1762.

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