25 May 1999
Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680)
Portrait of a Lady of the Popham Family, half length behind a casement, wearing an orange dress
oil on canvas
29 x 24in. (73.7 x 61cm.)
The Popham family of Littlecote House, Wiltshire, and by descent.
Littlecote House sale, Wiltshire; Sotheby's, London, Nov. 20-2, 1985, lot 869 [=2nd day].
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