FOLLOWER OF SIR PETER LELY | PORTRAIT OF A LADY, PROBABLY HENRIETTE MAURICETTE DE PENANCOËT DE KÉROUALLE (1657-1728), THREE-QUARTER LENGTH
FOLLOWER OF SIR PETER LELY | PORTRAIT OF A LADY, PROBABLY HENRIETTE MAURICETTE DE PENANCOËT DE KÉROUALLE (1657-1728), THREE-QUARTER LENGTH
FOLLOWER OF SIR PETER LELY | PORTRAIT OF A LADY, PROBABLY HENRIETTE MAURICETTE DE PENANCOËT DE KÉROUALLE (1657-1728), THREE-QUARTER LENGTH
FOLLOWER OF SIR PETER LELY | PORTRAIT OF A LADY, PROBABLY HENRIETTE MAURICETTE DE PENANCOËT DE KÉROUALLE (1657-1728), THREE-QUARTER LENGTH
FOLLOWER OF SIR PETER LELY | PORTRAIT OF A LADY, PROBABLY HENRIETTE MAURICETTE DE PENANCOËT DE KÉROUALLE (1657-1728), THREE-QUARTER LENGTH
FOLLOWER OF SIR PETER LELY | PORTRAIT OF A LADY, PROBABLY HENRIETTE MAURICETTE DE PENANCOËT DE KÉROUALLE (1657-1728), THREE-QUARTER LENGTH
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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF DR. MARTA DZIRKALIS AND ARTHUR DZIRKALIS, ESQ.

FOLLOWER OF SIR PETER LELY | PORTRAIT OF A LADY, PROBABLY HENRIETTE MAURICETTE DE PENANCOËT DE KÉROUALLE (1657-1728), THREE-QUARTER LENGTH

Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 USD

PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF DR. MARTA DZIRKALIS AND ARTHUR DZIRKALIS, ESQ.

FOLLOWER OF SIR PETER LELY | PORTRAIT OF A LADY, PROBABLY HENRIETTE MAURICETTE DE PENANCOËT DE KÉROUALLE (1657-1728), THREE-QUARTER LENGTH

Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 USD

Lot Sold:6,000USD
(7 bids, reserve met)

Lot Details

Description

PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF DR. MARTA DZIRKALIS AND ARTHUR DZIRKALIS, ESQ.


FOLLOWER OF SIR PETER LELY

PORTRAIT OF A LADY, PROBABLY HENRIETTE MAURICETTE DE PENANCOËT DE KÉROUALLE (1657-1728), THREE-QUARTER LENGTH


oil on canvas

inscribed lower left: Countess of Pembroke. 1728.

canvas: 45 by 35 in.; 114.3 by 88.9 cm.

framed: 47½ by 37¾ in.; 120.7 by 95.9 cm.

Condition Report

The canvas is lined. Image reads well under a dirty varnish. There are some minor scattered discolored spots to the surface of the canvas, like in the skin of the sitter. There are two areas of repair visible to the naked eye: the first is in the sky and curtain at left of the sitter's shoulder and the second is in the trees and sky at left of the sitter's elbow. These repairs have been strengthened on the reverse. Inspection under UV is difficult to read due to an old varnish, though there are some scattered spots of retouching to the background and along the edges that fluoresce. Painting could benefit from some attention. It is offered framed.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

Cataloguing

Provenance

Acquired by Dr. Marta Dzirkalis and Arthur Dzirkalis, Esq., circa 1955, USA;

Thence by descent to the present owner in 1995.

Catalogue Note

Henriette Mauricette de Penancoët de Kéroualle was the sister of Louise Renée de Penancoët de Kéroualle (1649-1734), the mistress of King Charles II of England. In 1674, Henriette married the murderous Philip Herbert, 7th Earl of Pembroke (1653-1683) with whom she had a daughter named Lady Charlotte of Herbert. Philip Herbert became known as the Infamous Earl of Pembroke because of his homicidal tendencies. He committed at least two murders and was the prime suspect in the assassination of Sir Edmund Godfrey, which prompted the Popish Plot. Despite these accusations, the Earl avoided punishment until his death. Curiously enough, their daughter Charlotte's first husband, John Jeffreys, 2nd Baron Jeffreys, was himself the son of a notorious historical figure, George Jeffreys, 1st Baron Jeffreys, also known as the Hanging Judge.


After the Infamous Earl passed away, Henriette married Jean-Timoléon II Gouffier, Marquis de Thoix in 1685.

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Online bidding closed30 Oct 2019 | 05:11 PM GMT