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The Pohl-Ströher Collection of Portrait Miniatures Part I

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John Downman, A.R.A.
RUABON, N. WALES 1750 - 1824 WREXHAM
PORTRAIT OF SARAH HUSSEY DELAVAL, COUNTESS OF TYRCONNELL (1763-1800), CIRCA 1792
Watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, gold fausse-montre frame, with a glass-paste border
70 by 54 mm.
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Provenance

Sale, London, Christie's, 27 November 1984, lot 160

Literature

Lloyd & Sloan, 2009, p. 229

Catalogue Note

Sarah, Countess of Tyrconnell was the sixth and youngest daughter of John Hussey, Baron Delaval of Seaton Delaval. She married George, 2nd Earl of Tyroconnell in June 1780. Later she left her husband to live with the Earl of Strathmore.

A portrait miniature of the Countess in a similar pose but wearing a top hat was sold from the collection of Mrs T.S. Eliot (London, Christie's, 20 November 2013, lot 83); a similarly composed coloured chalk drawing, signed and dated 1792, was sold at Sotheby's, London 27 November 2003, lot 222.

The Pohl-Ströher Collection of Portrait Miniatures Part I

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London