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Follower of Sir Anthony van Dyck

Portrait of Anne Russell (née Carr), Countess of Bedford (1615 - 1684), three-quarter length

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Estimate:

4,000

to
- 6,000 USD

Sold Without Reserve

Follower of Sir Anthony van Dyck

Follower of Sir Anthony van Dyck

Portrait of Anne Russell (née Carr), Countess of Bedford (1615 - 1684), three-quarter length

Portrait of Anne Russell (née Carr), Countess of Bedford (1615 - 1684), three-quarter length

Estimate:

4,000

to
- 6,000 USD

Lot sold:

3,024

USD

Sold Without Reserve

Follower of Sir Anthony van Dyck

Portrait of Anne Russell (née Carr), Countess of Bedford (1615 - 1684), three-quarter length


oil on canvas, unframed

canvas: 50 ½ by 40 in.; 128.3 by 101.6 cm.

The canvas is lined and stable on its stretcher. The portrait image reads well beneath the varnish, which is slightly streaky in dark areas of the background but not distracting. Craquelure is present throughout and is stable. Under UV inspection, the varnish is milky but some older retouching can be discerned, such as to address 2 tears to the upper right of the sitter's head, in the left part of the background, on the bottom of the column at right and on the bottom of her face. The painting can hang in its present state. Offered unframed.


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According to tradition, American private collection;
Swiss private collection;
Anonymous sale, Lausanne, Dogny, 6 March 2018, lot 115;
There acquired.
The present lot is a version of Van Dyck's portrait of Anne Russell at Petworth House, Collection of Lord Egremont, painted circa 1638. Van Dyck painted her portrait at least twice, both times shortly after the sitter's marriage to William Russell, 5th Earl of Bedford (later 1st Duke of Bedford), in 1637.