20 November 2007
David des Granges (c.1611-c.1672)
A lady called Catherine of Braganza, in white silk-bordered russet dress, drop-pearl at corsage, blue shawl, pearl necklace, double drop-pearl earring, pearls in her upswept brown hair dressed in curls
on vellum laid down on playing card with a single heart
oval, 2 7/8 in. (74 mm.) high, gold frame, the wooden reverse with metal plaque inscribed 'Catherine of Braganza Queen Consort of King Charles II. given by H·M· to Alexander 3rd Earl of Antrim.'
Alexander MacDonnell, 3rd Earl of Antrim (1615-1699).
A Lady; Sotheby's, London, 10 November 1969, lot 92 (as perhaps by Matthew Snelling; £380 to Captain Charles Woollett).
Alvin J. Huss (1904-1998) Collection, Evanston, Ill.; Sotheby's, London, 4 December 1985, lot 14 (as by Matthew Snelling; £5,000).
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