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Portrait of a Sultana, three-quarter length, in Turkish dress

Lot Closed

April 6, 03:00 PM GMT

Estimate

20,000 - 30,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

Venetian School, 17th Century

Portrait of a Sultana, three-quarter length, in Turkish dress


oil on canvas

unframed: 130.2 x 98.9 cm.; 51¼ x 39 in.

framed: 150 x 118 cm.; 59⅛ x 46½ in.

With Edric van Vredenburgh.
His sale, Sotheby's London, 6 June 2006, lot 28.
With Salander O'Reilly Galleries, New York (according to a label on the reverse).
Anonymous sale, New York, Stair Galleries, 21 October 2021, lot 345, where acquired by the present owner.
With her Turkish headdress and exotic costume, this type of sitter has come to represent a fantasy image of an Eastern woman viewed through Westerners' eyes. The rose she holds between her breasts may be a play on words identifying her as Rossa or Rosselana, the favourite wife of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent.