11 June 2002
Cornelius Johnson (1593-1661)
Portrait of Mary, Lady Morley, half-length, in a black dress with slashed sleeves and a lace collar
signed with initals and dated 'C.J. fecit/1631' (centre right) and with identifying inscription and date '1633' (centre left)
oil on panel
31¾ x 24½ in. (80.6 x 62.2 cm.)
see lot 2.
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The sitter, only daughter of Sir Robert Heath and his wife, Margaret (see lots 2 and 3), married Sir William Morley of Halnaker, Sussex.
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