Studio of Sir Peter Lely, Portrait of Queen Catherine of Braganza (1638-1705). Photo Sotheby's

oil on canvas; 76 by 63.5 cm.; 30 by 25 in. Estimation 20,000-30,000 GBP. Lot vendu: 22,500 GBP

PROVENANCE: Tong Castle, Shropshire, circa 1870;
With Henry Graves & Co., London (stock no. 2146);
Harry Stuart Goodhart-Rendel (1887-1959), Hatchlands, Surrey;
By whom sold, London, Christie's, 7 March 1958, lot 41, to Leger for 80 gns.;With Leger & Son., London, by May 1960;
Private Collection, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.;
With Historical Portraits, London, where acquired by the present owner.

LITTERATURE: O. Millar, The Tudor, Stuart, and Early Georgian Pictures in the Collection of Her Majesty the Queen, London 1963,
vol. I, p. 120, sub. cat. no. 238.

NOTE DE CATALOGUE: A reduced version after the three-quarter length portrait of Catherine, probably painted for the Queen herself, circa 1663-5, at Windsor Castle (Royal Collection).

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