20 November 2007
English School, circa 1660
A lady called Barbara Villiers, Duchess of Cleveland (1640-1709), in white silk-bordered blue dress, the sleeves slashed to reveal white, grey gauze sash tied in a bow at corsage, pinned to her left sleeve with gem-set gold brooch, pearl necklace, drop-pearl earrings, her brown hair dressed in ringlets
oil on copper
oval, 3 3/16 in. (81 mm.) high, silver frame with spiral cresting
J. H. Burls Collection, New Malden, Surrey; Sotheby's, London, 31 March 1949, lot 12 (£17 to Edwin E. Simmons).
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