London, South Kensington
13 December 2002
Jacobus Melchoir van Herck (1698-1735)
Portrait of Maria Luisa of Savoy, Queen of Spain, in a garland held aloft by putti with flowers in a landscape
oil on canvas
64½ x 47¾ in. (163.8 x 121.2 cm.)
in a gilt gesso neo-classical frame
Anon. Sale, Sotheby's, London, 21 April 1993, lot 306, with a pendant of Phillip V of Spain (£19,500).
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