SAMUEL COOPER | PORTRAIT OF A LADY TRADITIONALLY IDENTIFIED AS MARY PAULET, MARCHIONESS OF WINCHESTER, CIRCA 1660
Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP
London 1609 - 1672
PORTRAIT OF A LADY TRADITIONALLY IDENTIFIED AS MARY PAULET, MARCHIONESS OF WINCHESTER, CIRCA 1660
Watercolour and bodycolour, heightened with silver on vellum, gold frame, scroll surmount;
signed centre left with the artist's monogram: SC:
73 by 59 mm.
Evidence of significant fading in the dress. Otherwise general surface good - the silver highlights on the green shawl have oxidised.
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The Earls of Bolton, by repute;
with S.J. Phillips, London, by 1932;
Edward Grosvenor Paine (d. 1989), New Orleans;
his sale, London, Christie's, 12 October 1982, lot 46
London, 1932, no. 397 (lent by S.J. Phillips)
Foskett, 1974, p. 121