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Follower of Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt.

Portrait of Mary of Modena (1658–1718), wife of James, Duke of York, later James II

Estimate:

3,000 - 5,000 GBP

Follower of Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt.

Follower of Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt.

Portrait of Mary of Modena (1658–1718), wife of James, Duke of York, later James II

Portrait of Mary of Modena (1658–1718), wife of James, Duke of York, later James II

Estimate:

3,000 - 5,000 GBP

Lot sold:

3,780

GBP

Follower of Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt.

Portrait of Mary of Modena (1658–1718), wife of James, Duke of York, later James II


inscribed with inventory number lower left: 232

oil on canvas, in a painted oval

unframed: 77 x 64.7 cm.; 30⅜ x 25½ in.

framed: 105 x 92.5 cm.; 41⅜ x 36⅜ in.

The canvas has been recently relined and restored. In generally very good condition. There has been some restoration to the bottom of the costume where the paint surface is quite abraded. There are some minor repaired damages at the upper right, but otherwise no major damages. Offered in a later gilt plaster frame in good condition.


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Possibly William Kerr, 3rd Earl of Lothian (1605-75), or Robert Kerr, 1st Marquess of Lothian (1636-1703);
Certainly in the collection of John William Robert Kerr, 7th Marquess of Lothian (1794–1841), by 1833, when recorded in the inventory;
Thence by descent.
Newbattle Abbey inventory, March 1833, no. 232;
Newbattle Abbey inventory, May 1878, no. 232 (Library Passage);
Monteviot House inventory, 14 July 1989, no. 232 (as by Willem Wissing, South West Bedroom no. 1).

A period copy after the three-quarter length portrait by Kneller in the National Trust collection at Chirk Castle, Wrexham.A full-length version is recorded in the Heinz Archive, London, as an autograph work by Kneller, formerly in the collection of Sir Eldred Hitchcock. The portrait was also widely disseminated in prints by the engraver John Smith.


1. Inv. no. NT 1171160; see J. Ingamells, Later Stuart Portraits 1685-1714, London, 2009, p. 178, reproduced.