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Lot 207
  • 207

Studio of Sir Peter Lely

Estimate
20,000 - 30,000 GBP
Sold
22,500 GBP
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Description

  • Sir Peter Lely
  • Portrait of Queen Catherine of Braganza (1638-1705)
  • oil on canvas
  • 76 by 63.5 cm.; 30 by 25 in.

Provenance

Tong Castle, Shropshire, circa 1870;
With Henry Graves & Co., London (stock no. 2146);
Harry Stuart Goodhart-Rendel (1887-1959), Hatchlands, Surrey;
By whom sold, London, Christie's, 7 March 1958, lot 41, to Leger for 80 gns.;
With Leger & Son., London, by May 1960;
Private Collection, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.;
With Historical Portraits, London, where acquired by the present owner.

Literature

O. Millar, The Tudor, Stuart, and Early Georgian Pictures in the Collection of Her Majesty the Queen, London 1963, vol. I, p. 120, sub. cat. no. 238.

Catalogue Note

A reduced version after the three-quarter length portrait of Catherine, probably painted for the Queen herself, circa 1663-5, at Windsor Castle (Royal Collection).  
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