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Rosalba Carriera (Venice 1675-1757) Portrait of a young woman, bust-length, with a pearl necklace and earrings and orange blossom in her hair. photo Bonhams

pastel on paper, 29.8 x 26.2cm (11 3/4 x 10 5/16in). Sold for £20,400

PROVENANCE: Sale, Dennett Sons, Dublin, 1925
Where purchased by H. S. George Dee (according to a label on the reverse)
Sale, Christie's, London, 6 July 1991
With Roy Fisher, New York, 1995

EXHIBITED: Mostra Internazionale dell'Antiquariato, Omaggio a Rosalba Carriera: Miniature e pastelli nelle collezioni private, Venice, 28 August - 7 September 1997

LITERATURE: A. Scarpa, Omaggio a Rosalba Carriera: Miniature e pastelli nelle collezioni private (Venice, 1997), p. 36
B. Sani, Rosalba Carriera (Turin, 2007), p. 187, ill. fig. 186

Bonhams. Old Master Paintings, 7 Jul 2010. New Bond Street www.bonhams.com