5 February 2003
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Manner of Angiolo Allori, called Bronzino
Portrait of Duchess Bianca Capello, half-length, in a embroidered and jeweled bodice with white sleeves and gauffered collar
inscribed 'DA.E/BIANCA CAPELLO SE.MO.DL'GRN DVCA FRANCESCO' (upper center)
oil on canvas
28 x 22½ in. (71.2 x 57.2 cm.)
Pryors Bank, Fulham.
Rev. P. Sidney.
Anon. Sale, Christie's, London, 14 March 1952, lot 43, as 'Bronzino' (£357 to Godfrey).
with Kende Galleries, New York where purchased by
E.L. McAdam, Jr, New York, on 29 May 1952 for $644.00.
G. Milne, New York, 1969 and by descent to the present owner.
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