4 July 1997
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
Attributed to Gaspar de Crayer (1584-1669)
Portrait of a Lady of the Pelgrom Family, seated three-quarter-length, in a black dress with lace cuffs and ruff, and embroidered bodice and gloves, holding a chain
dated 'A.1.6.19' and with coat-of-arms (upper left)
oil on panel
41¼ x 29in. (104.7 x 73.7cm.)
James Christie, The Manor House, Framlingham Pigot, Norwich; Christie's, 20 March 1959, lot 50, as Cornelis de Vos (950gns.).
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London, Royal Academy, Flemish Art 1300-1700, 1953-4, no. 246, as Cornelis de Vos.
Bruges, Groeningemuseum, Flemish Art from British Collections, 1956, no. 77.
We are grateful to Dr. Karen Schaffers-Bodenhausen for identifying the coat-of-arms.
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