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Studio of Sir Peter Lely (British 1618-1680) Portrait of Princess Henrietta Anne Stuart, Duchesse d’Orleans

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000
ca. US$10,532 - US$15,799
Price realised:  n. a.
Lot number 78, Views: 291

Studio of Sir Peter Lely (British 1618-1680) Portrait of Princess Henrietta Anne Stuart, Duchesse d'Orleans Oil on canvas 124.5 x 101cm (49 x 39¾ in.) Provenance: Property from a private collection (acquired circa 1960s) Princess Henrietta Duchess of Orleans (1644 1670) was painted by Sir Peter Lely a number of times. The portrait offered here is a studio copy after the one on display at Goodwood House, Chichester. Another quarter length version is owned by the National Portrait Gallery, London. The youngest daughter of Charles I (1600 1649), Princess Henrietta fled to France at the age of three, moving to the court of her first cousin Louis XIV (1638 1715) of France. In 1661, she married Louis brother Philippe I (1640 -1701), Duke of Orleans and subsequently worked to achieve an alliance between France and England, and to convert her brother Charles II (1630 1685) to Catholicism. Before her untimely death at the age of 26, a few weeks before she died in June 1670, Henrietta travelled to England to negotiate the secret Treaty of Dover which would ultimately be the direct cause of the Third Anglo-Dutch War. Only a few days after returning to France Henrietta, who had been complaining of intermittent pain in her side since 1667, collapsed after drinking a glass of chicory water and died with many, including the victim, believing she had been poisoned.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
Title: Old Master, British and European Paintings Including Sporting Art
Date of the auction: 3 Apr 2019
Address: Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
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