Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on canvas (lined), unsigned, a three-quarter length portrait of the lady seated with a bouquet of lilies of the valley tucked into the empire waist of her white satin gown, presented in an antique gilt composition frame.
SS 35.75 x 28.75 in.; DOA 43.25 x 35.5 in.
Sotheby Parke Bernet, Old Master Paintings and Drawings, November 28, 1978, lot 195 (illustrated)
Pocock Fine Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Private Collection, Parkland, Florida
This is purportedly a portrait of Mary Elizabeth Louisa Rodney Carpenter Lyon-Bowes (January 1, 1783 - June 1, 1811). She was the daughter of George Carpenter and Mary Elizabeth (Walsh) Carpenter Delaval. She married Thomas Lyon-Bowes, 11th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne on March 25, 1800. They had two children, Thomas George Lyon-Bowes, Lord Glamis, and Mary Isabella Lyon-Bowes. Lady Lyon-Bowes is the 3rd great-grandmother of Queen Elizabeth II.
Breaks to tacking edge of canvas; minor surface scratches; minor paint flakes to background at proper right of head; some rubbing and minor chipping to frame.
$5,000 - 10,000