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The Pohl-Ströher Collection of Portrait Miniatures Part II

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Richard Cosway, R.A.
OAKFORD, DEVON 1742 - 1821 LONDON
PORTRAIT OF HENRIETTA DUNDAS, LATER VISCOUNTESS DUNCAN OF CAMPERDOWN (1749-1832)
Watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, silver-gilt frame with diamond set border and surmount, glazed reverse;
signed, inscribed and dated verso: R:dus Cosway / Primarius Pictor / Serenissmi Walliae / Principis / Pinxit / 1789
67 by 54 mm.
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Provenance

Comte de Castellane, Paris;
with I. Snyderman, New York;
Greta Shield Heckett (d. 1976), Pittsburgh;
her executor's sale, London, Sotheby's, 11 July 1977, lot 172;
sale, London, Sotheby's, 4 December 1985, lot 250

Exhibited

Pittsburgh, 1954, no. 12

Catalogue Note

The sitter was the daughter of Robert Dundas of Arniston, Lord President of the Court of Session. In 1777 she married Commander, later Admiral Adam Duncan, who was created 1st Viscount Duncan of Camperdown immediately after his celebrated victory over the Dutch.

The Pohl-Ströher Collection of Portrait Miniatures Part II

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London