11 April 2002
ATTRIBUTED TO RICHARD COSWAY, R.A. (1742-1821)
Lady Eglington, facing right in white dress with frilled collar, yellow bow at corsage, string of pearls at her shoulder and black ribbon choker, long powdered curling hair
oval, 2¼ in. (58 mm.) high, gold frame with circular cut diamond surround
J. H. Burls, New Malden, Surrey; Sotheby's, London, 31 March 1949, lot 66, as by Richard Cosway (£70 to Nyburg).
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 9 July 1986, lot 146 (to Dreesmann).
Dr Anton C. R. Dreesmann (inventory no. F-163).
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