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English School, 18th Century
English School, 18th Century

Portrait of a young girl, three-quarter-length, in a pink dress and bonnet, spinning silk, with a porcelain bowl on her lap

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English School, 18th Century
Portrait of a young girl, three-quarter-length, in a pink dress and bonnet, spinning silk, with a porcelain bowl on her lap
oil on canvas
30 1/8 x 24 1/8 in. (76.5 x 61.1 cm.)
Provenance
The Brooke family, Mere Hall, Knutsford, Cheshire, and by descent.
The late Mrs. Helen Langford-Brooke, Mere Hall, Knutsford, Cheshire; sold Christie's house sale, 23 May 1994, lot 253.

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The sitter is possibly a sister of Jane Brooke (see previous lot). Peter Brooke and his second wife Elizabeth had two other daughters; Elizabeth who married Randle Ford of Wrexham, Buckinghamshire, on 13 December 1785, and Frances, who married Thomas Oliver of Leytonstone on 20 December 1786.

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