11 April 1997
Michael Dahl (c. 1659-1743)
Portrait of Lady Levinge, seated three-quarter-length, in an orange dress
with identifying inscription 'Lady Levinge Wife to/Lord Chief Justice/Levinge' (lower right) and with inscription 'KNELLER f.' (lower left)
oil on canvas
49½ x 40½ in. (125.8 x 102.8 cm.)
W.R.Vaughan, O.B.E.; Christie's, 14 July 1961, lot 115, together with a Portrait of Colonel George Bate (sold 70 gns.).
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