16 June 2000
English School, 1603
Portrait of Katherine Bassett, aged 12, half-length, in a red dress, holding a sprig of damsons in her left hand
inscribed and dated 'Katerin Bassett/Ætatis Suæ. 12./Ano Dni. 1603:' (upper left)
oil on panel
27 x 20 in. (68.5 x 50.8 cm.)
By descent through the Bassett family at Tehidy, Cornwall, to the vendor's mother.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
For a note on the sitter please see the previous lot.
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price plus buyer's premium.
Records achieved for 15 artists across a competitive auction week
Books and Manuscripts specialist Heather Pisani delves into intimate letters written by the sister of Orville and Wilbur Wright, offered in New York on 14 June