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THE PROPERTY OF A LADY

Circle of Robert Peake
PORTRAIT OF A LADY, THREE-QUARTER LENGTH, WEARING AN EMBROIDERED WAISTCOAT, WITH LACE COLLAR AND CUFFS
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 75,000 GBP
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129

THE PROPERTY OF A LADY

Circle of Robert Peake
PORTRAIT OF A LADY, THREE-QUARTER LENGTH, WEARING AN EMBROIDERED WAISTCOAT, WITH LACE COLLAR AND CUFFS
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 75,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Circle of Robert Peake
PORTRAIT OF A LADY, THREE-QUARTER LENGTH, WEARING AN EMBROIDERED WAISTCOAT, WITH LACE COLLAR AND CUFFS
dated upper left: · 1607 ·
oil on canvas
98.4 x 76.7 cm.; 38 3/4  x 30 1/4  in.
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Provenance

With Hotspur Gallery, Richmond, London 1943;
With Peter Wengraf, The Arcade Gallery, London, by 1947;
From whom purchased in 1948 by the late husband of the present owner.

Exhibited

London, Arcade Gallery, Elizabethan Portraits, 19 March – 19 April 1947, no. 17.

Catalogue Note

The sitter wears an impressive necklace formed of spherical and egg-shaped links, which are possibly made out of crystal. Those that are egg-shaped may be hollow, and would possibly have contained pomanders or aromatic substances to scent foul air and protect against infections. She also wears black jet bead bracelets, worn to emphasise the desirable whiteness of the lady's skin by contrast. Her embroidered waistcoat is depicted accurately with triangular gores around the waistline, but the large pattern repeat of red foliage in her skirt, underneath a very fine linen or silk, is possibly fictional.

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