FOLLOWER OF JACOB FERDINAND VOET | Portrait of Hortense Mancini, Duchesse de Mazarin (1646-1699), half-length, in the guise of Aphrodite
FOLLOWER OF JACOB FERDINAND VOET | Portrait of Hortense Mancini, Duchesse de Mazarin (1646-1699), half-length, in the guise of Aphrodite
FOLLOWER OF JACOB FERDINAND VOET | Portrait of Hortense Mancini, Duchesse de Mazarin (1646-1699), half-length, in the guise of Aphrodite
FOLLOWER OF JACOB FERDINAND VOET | Portrait of Hortense Mancini, Duchesse de Mazarin (1646-1699), half-length, in the guise of Aphrodite
FOLLOWER OF JACOB FERDINAND VOET | Portrait of Hortense Mancini, Duchesse de Mazarin (1646-1699), half-length, in the guise of Aphrodite
FOLLOWER OF JACOB FERDINAND VOET | Portrait of Hortense Mancini, Duchesse de Mazarin (1646-1699), half-length, in the guise of Aphrodite
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Property from a Private Collection

FOLLOWER OF JACOB FERDINAND VOET | Portrait of Hortense Mancini, Duchesse de Mazarin (1646-1699), half-length, in the guise of Aphrodite

Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 GBP

Property from a Private Collection

FOLLOWER OF JACOB FERDINAND VOET | Portrait of Hortense Mancini, Duchesse de Mazarin (1646-1699), half-length, in the guise of Aphrodite

Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 GBP

Lot Sold:3,250GBP

Lot Details

Description

Property from a Private Collection

FOLLOWER OF JACOB FERDINAND VOET

PORTRAIT OF HORTENSE MANCINI, DUCHESSE DE MAZARIN (1646-1699), HALF-LENGTH, IN THE GUISE OF APHRODITE


oil on canvas

unframed: 47.9 x 38.9 cm.; 18⅞ x 15⅜ in.

framed: 62 x 53.1 cm.; 24½ x 21 in.


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Condition Report

Property from Various Owners is available to view at the Sotheby’s Greenford Park warehouse, 13 and 16 – 18 September (10 - 4pm), by appointment.


The canvas is lined, the paint surface is clean, and the varnish is clear and even. There is a small spot of surface accretion in the upper right corner. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals a fluorescing varnish underneath which two campaigns of retouching are visible. The older campaign is barely visible and seems to consist of a handful of fine lines sparsely scattered in her flesh tones, as well as in the background, and along the upper margin. The more recent campaign consists of tiny spots scattered in her hair, along the lower margin, two in her blue cloak lower right, and in the darks of her eyes, nostrils and lips. These all appear to be cosmetic and are sensitively executed, and the painting seems in very good overall condition.


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Cataloguing

Provenance

With Historical Portraits, London;

From whom purchased by a private collector;

By whom sold, London, Christie's South Kensington, 23 April 2009, lot 87 (as Attributed to Voet), where acquired by the present owners.

Catalogue Note

The composition derives from the oval portrait in the collection of the Earl of Sandwich at Mapperton House, Dorset.1 Ortensia de Mancini, Duchesse de Mazarin, was the fourth of the five famous Mancini sisters noted for their great beauty. Ortensia was mistress of King Charles II (1630-85), until a flirtation with the Prince of Monaco saw her fall from favour.


1 F. Petrucci, Ferdinand Voet 1639-1689, detto Ferdinando de' Ritratti, Rome, 2005, p. 193, no. 129a, fig. 8.

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