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SIR ANTHONY VAN DYCK

The Lady in Red

 

Oil on canvas:

39 ½ by 33 ¼ ;

100.3 by 84.5 cm

 

PROVENANCE

Edward Harman, Clay Hill, Enfield;

His sale, London, Christie's, 27 May 1847, lot 225, for 2 guineas to Bulwer (as 'Countess of Derby');

William Henry Lytton Earle Bulwer, 1st Baron Dalling and Bulwer (1801–72);

Thence by inheritance to Colonel E. A. Bulwer, Bourne House, Weeford, Lichfield;

By whom sold, London, Christie's, 1 July 1921, lot 19, for 245 guineas to Gooden and Fox (as 'Countess of Pembroke');

With Gooden and Fox, London;

Sir Sidney Herbert, 1st Bt. (1890–1939);

His posthumous sale, London, Christie's, 28 July 1939, lot 44, for 1,050 guineas to Speelman and Agnew (as 'Countess of Pembroke');

With Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd., London, by 1968 (inv. no. 10403), by whom sold to

William Urwick Goodbody (1883–1949), Invergarry House, Invernesshire;

Thence by inheritance to his daughter, Mrs T. E. Nelson, Achnacloich, Connel, Argyllshire.

SAVD

 

EXHIBITED

King's Lynn, Fermoy Art Gallery, Exhibition of pictures by Sir Anthony van Dyck, 1599–1641, 27 July – 10 August 1963, no. 28;

London, Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd., Sir Anthony van Dyck, a loan exhibition of pictures and sketches principally from private collections, 7 November – 7 December 1968, no. 59 (as 'Elizabeth Cecil, Countess of Devonshire'; lent by Mrs J. Y. Nelson).

 

LITERATURE

T. Borenius, 'Addenda to the Work of Van Dyck', in The Burlington Magazine, vol. LXXIX, 1941, pp. 200–03;

E. Larsen, The paintings of Anthony van Dyck, Freren 1988, vol. II, pp. 329–30, cat. no. 839, reproduced p. 330 (as 'Elizabeth, Countess of Devonshire');

O. Millar, in S. J. Barnes et al., Van Dyck. A complete catalogue of the paintings, New Haven and London 2004, p. 625, cat. no. IV.259, reproduced.

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