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ANTIQUE NUMBER SA1040870: 17th Century English Portrait Oil Painting Of The Duchess Of Leeds By Sir Peter Lely And Studio

17th Century English Portrait Oil Painting Of The Duchess Of Leeds By Sir Peter Lely And Studio

£28,000    $36,488    €33,328
Portrait of a Lady, traditionally believed to be Bridget Bertie (1629-1703/4), Duchess of Leeds, three quarter length, wearing an amber coloured silk gown, with an embroidered blue mantle, seated in an interior.
 
Oil on canvas in a 'Lely' panel frame with the Hornby Castle inventory number 60 attached to the reverse.
 
Oil on canvas, 126.4 x 102cm, (49¾ × 40 1/8 in.)
 
The Hornby Castle 1898 catalogue of Pictures, lists inventory no. 60 as ‘Lady Bridget Bertie, daughter of the Earl of Lindsey, and wife of the first Duke of Leeds’, and as by ‘Sir Peter Lely’.
 
In the 1902 catalogue, the painting is recorded as located on the South staircase of Hornby Castle, and as ‘ Lady Bridget Bertie, wife of 1st Duke of Leeds, 2nd daughter of Montagu, 2nd Earl of Lindsey, KG.’ , ‘by Sir Peter Lely’.
 
The painting sold at Christies in 2014, the sitter named as Bridget Bertie, Countess of Leeds, and as by Studio of Lely.
 
Provenance:
 
By descent through the Dukes of Leeds, Hornby Castle, Yorkshire;
 
Christie's, London - The Property of the 10th Duke of Leeds Will Trust, 30th October, 2014, Lot 106.
 
Private collection Guernsey.
 
Hornby Castle, Catalogue of Pictures, London, 1898, p. 5, no.60.
 
Historical and descriptive catalogue of pictures belonging to His Grace The Duke of Leeds, London, 1902, p. 24, no. 60.
 
 
Bridget Bertie, Duchess of Leeds (1629-1704) was the daughter of Montague Bertie, second Earl of Lindsey. In 1653 she married Thomas Osborne of Kiveton, Yorkshire, (1632-1712), the first Duke of Leeds, politician and best known under his earlier titles of Earl of Danby and Marquess of Carmarthen. Together they had three sons and eight daughters including Edward (d.1689), the eldest son, Charles (d.1711) and Peregrine (d. 1729).
 
 
Peter Lely (1618-1680) was originally of Dutch origin and became Principle Painter to the King in 1661, following in the footsteps of Van Dyck who had died in 1641. He dominated the portrait painting scene in Engl...
Antique #SA1040870, showcased on this page, originates from the 17th century. For historical context, the timeline below highlights the period when it was made:
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