5 June 2007
FRENCH SCHOOL, CIRCA 1820
A young lady called Jeanne de Marigny, holding a handful of jewellery in her right hand, in blue dress with fichu and white cuffs adorned with a jewelled brooch, the bodice heavily adorned with gold, pearl necklaces and drop-pearls, embroidered orange cloak draped over her right arm, her left hand resting on her hip and holding her orange underskirt, pearl necklace and pearls entwined in her fair hair dressed in ringlets; landscape, sky and cloud background
2 7/8 in. (74 mm.) diam., silver-gilt frame
Ashcroft Collection; Sotheby's, London, 7 May 1946, lot 5 (as by Petitot, £145 to Nyburg).
Francis Denis Lycett Green (1893-1959).
Gifted to his niece, Ursula Vanda Maud (b. 1912), Countess of Glasgow. Thence by descent to the current owner.
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G. Reynolds, The Sixteenth and Seventeenth-Century Miniatures in the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen, London, 1999, p. 257.
On loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1924-1939.
Various versions with different identifications of this sitter are recorded and discussed in G. Reynolds, supra.
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PROPERTY OF A DESCENDANT OF SIR EDWARD LYCETT GREEN, 2ND BT. (1860-1934)
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