London 1609 - 1672
PORTRAIT OF A LADY, TRADITIONALLY IDENTIFIED AS LADY LUCAS
Watercolour and bodycolour, heightened with gold on vellum, mounted on prepared card, gilt-metal frame;
signed with the artist's initials centre right: S.C. / 1648
62 by 49 mm.
The work is overall in good order. Slight surface grime.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
The Salvin family, Croxdale Hall, County Durham;
Edward Peter Jones;
his executor's sale, London, Sotheby's, 3 July 1961, lot 9;
with Edwin Bucher, Trogen, by 1986
Hofstetter, 2015, p. 256, illust.