Lot 27Studio of Sir Godfrey Kneller
Portrait of Viscountess Townshend with a Puppy
Oil on canvas, arched top
50 1/8 x 40 1/4 inches (127.3 x 102.2 cm)
[Sale] Christie's New York, August 22, 2017, lot 11
This painting is closely related to a portrait of the sitter's mother, Elizabeth, Lady Pelham (ca. 1664-1681), also attributed to the studio of Sir Godfrey Kneller, now hanging in the Red Saloon at Raynham Hall, the Townshend family seat in Norfolk.
Sold for $2,835
Wax relined. Very dense varnish layer, showing very little under UV light. Some contours and shadows reinforced.
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