Follower of Sir Godfrey Kneller (British, 1646-1723) A Lady, said to be Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (1660-1744), wearing golden robe over white chemise, her pink mantle draped over her left shoulder and her fair hair loosely curled and upswept
Lot 22
Follower of Sir Godfrey Kneller
(British, 1646-1723)
A Lady, said to be Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (1660-1744), wearing golden robe over white chemise, her pink mantle draped over her left shoulder and her fair hair loosely curled and upswept
Sold for £1,250 (US$ 1,670) inc. premium

Lot Details
Follower of Sir Godfrey Kneller (British, 1646-1723) A Lady, said to be Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (1660-1744), wearing golden robe over white chemise, her pink mantle draped over her left shoulder and her fair hair loosely curled and upswept
Follower of Sir Godfrey Kneller (British, 1646-1723)
A Lady, said to be Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (1660-1744), wearing golden robe over white chemise, her pink mantle draped over her left shoulder and her fair hair loosely curled and upswept.
Oil on copper, ormolu memorial frame cast with angels and putti.
Oval, 91mm (3 9/16in) high

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Sotheby's, London, 28 April 1981, lot 81

    While her costume does not correspond with the blue and white robes seen in Kneller's oil portrait of 1691, the sitter in the present lot bears a very close resemblance to Sarah Churchill. It would appear that the Duchess did not sit for her portrait after 1708, which would explain why her image, as immortalised by Kneller, has been re-worked by other artists many times over (see C. Lloyd; V. Remington Masterpieces in Little: Portrait Miniatures from the Collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 1996, p.138).
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