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Circle of Sir Peter Lely (Soest, Westphalia 1618-1680 London)
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Circle of Sir Peter Lely (Soest, Westphalia 1618-1680 London)

Portrait of Margaret, Lady Style (d.1718), half-length, in an oyster satin dress and pearls, in a feigned oval

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Circle of Sir Peter Lely (Soest, Westphalia 1618-1680 London)
Portrait of Margaret, Lady Style (d.1718), half-length, in an oyster satin dress and pearls, in a feigned oval
with inscription 'Margaret Lady Style née Margaret Twisden 2nd wife of Sir Thomas Style 2nd Bart of Wateringbury' (on an old handwritten label on the reverse)
oil on canvas
29 x 24 in. (73.7 x 61 cm.)
in an English 17th Century carved and gilded Sunderland frame
Provenance
Wateringbury Place, Maidstone, Kent; Christie's, sale on the premises, 31 May-2 June 1978, lot 336 as 'Jacob Huysmans'.
The David Style Collection; Christie's South Kensington, 12 January 2005, lot 152.
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Lot Essay

The sitter was the daughter of Sir Thomas Twisden, 1st Bt., of Bradbourne, Kent, one of the Judges of the Court of the King's Bench. This portrait was painted after her marriage to Sir Thomas Style of Wateringbury, as his second wife. A companion portrait was also painted of the sitter as Miss Margaret Twisden before her marriage and was sold as lot 335, Wateringbury Place, Maidstone, Kent; Christie's, sale on the premises, 31 May - 2 June 1978. Lady Style died on 5 November, 1718.

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