8 April 1997
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
John Russell, R.A. (1745-1806)
The Persian Sibyl
signed and dated 'J Russell R.A. /1797'
23½ x 28½ in. (59.6 x 72.4 cm.)
Miss Dunally Douglas.
J. Wentworth Smith Esq., Christie's London, 14 December 1928, lot 70, illustrated (780 gns. to Wertheimer).
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G.C. Williamson, John Russell, R.A., George Bell & Sons, London, 1913, p. 141.
Paris, Galeries Georges Petit, Exposition de Cent Pastels, 1908, as 'The Persian Sibyl: girl in a white dress'.
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