London, South Kensington
30 October 2014
PROPERTY OF THE 10TH DUKE OF LEEDS WILL TRUST (LOTS 102-112)
Studio of Sir Peter Lely (Soest, Westphalia 1618-1680 London)
Portrait of a lady, traditionally identified as Bridget Bertie, Duchess of Leeds (1629-1704), three-quarter-length, in a gold dress and a gold-embroidered blue mantle, seated by a pilaster
oil on canvas
49¾ x 40 1/8 in. (126.4 x 102 cm.)
in a bolection frame
By descent through the Dukes of Leeds, Hornby Castle, Yorkshire, to the present owner.
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Hornby Castle, Catalogue of Pictures, London, 1898, p. 5, no. 60.
Historical and descriptive catalogue of pictures belonging to His Grace The Duke of Leeds, London, 1902, p. 24, no. 60.
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