London, South Kensington
4 July 2007
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN (LOTS 118, 119 AND 120)
Circle of Maria Verelst (Vienna 1680-1744)
Portrait of a lady, traditionally identified as Mrs Chetham (1691-1749), née Mary Holt, three-quarter-length, in an oyster satin dress and blue wrap, seated in a landscape
oil on canvas
50 x 41 in. (127 x 104.2 cm.)
By descent in the family to the present owner.
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See lot 118 for a portrait of the sitter before her marriage to Samuel Chetham, and lot 119 for a portrait of Samuel Chetham and further biographical details on the sitter.
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