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THE PROPERTY OF A LADY

Circle of Paulus Moreelse
PORTRAIT OF A LADY, POSSIBLY AMALIA VAN SOLMS, HALF-LENGTH, IN A GREEN DRESS AND WHITE SASH, WITH PEARL EARRINGS AND NECKLACE, PREVIOUSLY IDENTIFIED AS LADY BOUDERGEM
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 11,250 GBP
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153

THE PROPERTY OF A LADY

Circle of Paulus Moreelse
PORTRAIT OF A LADY, POSSIBLY AMALIA VAN SOLMS, HALF-LENGTH, IN A GREEN DRESS AND WHITE SASH, WITH PEARL EARRINGS AND NECKLACE, PREVIOUSLY IDENTIFIED AS LADY BOUDERGEM
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 11,250 GBP
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Details & Cataloguing

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Circle of Paulus Moreelse
PORTRAIT OF A LADY, POSSIBLY AMALIA VAN SOLMS, HALF-LENGTH, IN A GREEN DRESS AND WHITE SASH, WITH PEARL EARRINGS AND NECKLACE, PREVIOUSLY IDENTIFIED AS LADY BOUDERGEM
bears inscription upper centre: Lady Boudergem ., and on the reverse: .BOVDERGEM.
oil on oak panel
55.2 by 43.1 cm.; 21 3/4  by 17 in.
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Provenance

Probably William Craven, 1st Earl of Craven, 1st Baron Craven (1608–97), Ashdown House;
Thence by descent to William, 2nd Earl of Craven (1809–66), Coombe Abbey, Warwickshire;
Thence by descent to Cornelia, Countess of Craven (1877–1961), Coombe Abbey, Warwickshire;
By whose Trustees sold, London, Sotheby's, 27 November 1968, lot 104 (as P. Moreelse), for £400;
Anonymous sale, London, Christie's, 24 July 1969, lot 240, where unsold and acquired after the sale by the mother of the present owner.

Exhibited

Dunedin, New Zealand, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, on loan (as Circle of Paulus Moreelse);
Dunedin, New Zealand, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Ladies and Gentlemen. At a glance, 17 December 2011 – 22 January 2012 (as Circle of Paulus Moreelse, 'Portrait of Lady Boudergem, depicting Amalia von Solms-Braunfels').

Literature

Catalogue of the pictures at Combe Abbey, Warwickshire: the seat of William Earl of Craven, 1866, p. 6, cat. no. 17 (as 'Lady Boudergem' by F. Zucchero);
R.R.A. van Gruting, '"Frelen Lisk." Bij een portret van gravin Maria Elisabeth II van den Bergh uit 1628', in De Waterschans, no. 1, 1996, p. 34.

Catalogue Note

Amalia von Solms-Braunfels (1602–75), was a lady-in-waiting to Elizabeth of Bohemia, the 'Winter Queen' and sister of King Charles I of England, before she herself married Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange (1584–1647) in 1625. It has been suggested that this portrait may depict the Princess Consort dressed for a masque. 

William, 1st Earl of Craven (1608–97) was an ardent admirer and supporter of Elizabeth of Bohemia, and possessed numerous portraits of Elizabeth, her family and her entourage. In the foreword of the 1866 catalogue of the Craven collection, it is written that the property listed, including the present portrait 'has been in the possession of the Craven Family from 1616 to the present time'.

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