2 June 2009
PROPERTY FROM THE LATE DR WILLIAM LINDSAY GORDON COLLECTION
PIERRE SIGNAC (FRENCH, 1623 or 1624-1684)
A young lady, in persimmon décolleté dress of satin edged with white linen shift, periwinkle-grey mantle over her left shoulder, pearl necklace, her light brown, curling hair upswept with tendrils
enamel on gold
oval, 1 3/8 in. (35 mm.) high, gold mount
Sir Francis Cook (1817-1901) Collection, Doughty House, Richmond-Upon-Thames.
Bequeathed to his second son, Wyndham F. Cook, London (1860-1905).
Bequeathed to his son, Humphrey W. Cook, London (1893-1978); Christie's, London, 7 July 1925, lot 329 (as by Jean Petitot; 90 gns. to Harry Seal).
Harry Seal Collection, Ullesthorpe House, Rugby; (+) Christie's, London, 16 February 1949, lot 140 (as 'by Jean Petitot'; 38 gns. to Henry Nyburg).
Henry Nyburg Collection; Sotheby's, London, 10 November 1969, lot 119 (as 'in the manner of Bordier'; 140 gns. to Kaufmann);
Peter Kaufmann Collection; Sotheby's, London, 13 October 1975, lot 42 (as 'in the manner of Jacques Bordier').
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London, Burlington Fine Arts Club, Exhibition of Portrait Miniatures, 1889, Case XXVIII, no. 21, p. 71 (as by Petitot, lent by Sir Francis Cook).
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