Circle of Paulus Moreelse
PORTRAIT OF A LADY, POSSIBLY AMALIA VAN SOLMS, HALF-LENGTH, IN A GREEN DRESS AND WHITE SASH, WITH PEARL EARRINGS AND NECKLACE, PREVIOUSLY IDENTIFIED AS LADY BOUDERGEM
bears inscription upper centre: Lady Boudergem ., and on the reverse: .BOVDERGEM.
oil on oak panel
55.2 by 43.1 cm.; 21 3/4 by 17 in.
Probably William Craven, 1st Earl of Craven, 1st Baron Craven (1608–97), Ashdown House;
Thence by descent to William, 2nd Earl of Craven (1809–66), Coombe Abbey, Warwickshire;
Thence by descent to Cornelia, Countess of Craven (1877–1961), Coombe Abbey, Warwickshire;
By whose Trustees sold, London, Sotheby's, 27 November 1968, lot 104 (as P. Moreelse), for £400;
Anonymous sale, London, Christie's, 24 July 1969, lot 240, where unsold and acquired after the sale by the mother of the present owner.
Dunedin, New Zealand, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, on loan (as Circle of Paulus Moreelse);
Dunedin, New Zealand, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Ladies and Gentlemen. At a glance, 17 December 2011 – 22 January 2012 (as Circle of Paulus Moreelse, 'Portrait of Lady Boudergem, depicting Amalia von Solms-Braunfels').
Catalogue of the pictures at Combe Abbey, Warwickshire: the seat of William Earl of Craven, 1866, p. 6, cat. no. 17 (as 'Lady Boudergem' by F. Zucchero);
R.R.A. van Gruting, '"Frelen Lisk." Bij een portret van gravin Maria Elisabeth II van den Bergh uit 1628', in De Waterschans, no. 1, 1996, p. 34.