Circle of Sir Godfrey Knellor (1646 – 1723) Portrait of Girl as Shepherdess
Lot 302
Circle of Sir Godfrey Knellor (1646 – 1723) Portrait of Girl as Shepherdess
Sold for AU$ 12,000 (US$ 8,991) inc. premium


Lot Details
Circle of Sir Godfrey Knellor (1646 – 1723)
Portrait of Girl as Shepherdess Inscribed verso 'Princess Louise Maria Theresa/Daughter of James II and Mary of Modena/Died at the age of 10 at St Germain 1742/of small pox/After her death the whip was added denoting that she died at "The Scourge of Europe"/No reflection of whip on bodice'.
Indistinctly inscribed AD 1684
oil on canvas
116.0 x 91.0cm (45 11/16 x 35 13/16in).

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE
    Barry Byrne Collection, Christies, July 1992
    Private collection, Sydney

Saleroom notices

  • Please note the description should read: 'indistinctly inscribed and dated Anno Dni 1684/Pinxit in...m.i. 686' Additional provenance: Taylor sale, Cheltenham, 1863 Colin Campbell Baillie T.A.G. Strickland Wilton House Museum; Christie's New York, 13 Jan.1987, lot 28, as 'attributed to Charles Jervas'. Note: The sitter has traditionally been identified as Princess Louisa Maria Theresa (b. 1692) daughter of James II and Mary of Modena. This identification would seem to be contradicted by the date of the present picture which also discounts her four sisters as possible sitters.
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