20 November 2007,
Price realised GBP 750
GBP 600 - GBP 800
Sir William Charles Ross, R.A. (British, 1794/95-1860)
The Hon. Mrs. Henry Howard, with bare shoulders, upswept fair hair; sky background
a piece of paper inside the locket frame is inscribed, 'The Honble Mrs Henry Howard née Mary McTavish an american, niece of the Dss of Leeds, Mss of Wellerley and Lady Staf. -ford - shi was most fasci- -nating, and highly gifted_ She died in France, aged 22_'
oval, 2 in. (52 mm.) high, gilt-metal hinged locket frame
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Christie's, London, 19 May 1980, lot 149.
Dina Zhang, Head of Sale for Asian Contemporary Art, explains how Hong Kong’s meeting of East and West has shaped her view of art
François de Ricqlès, President of Christie's France, explains how this exceptional work speaks to the Rockefellers’ mutually admiring relationship with France