Portrait of a Lady (said to be Lucrezia D'Este)

 

This portrait hung at Linley Wood, Talke, Staffordshire, until 1949.

In 1925 this portrait was not recorded by Maj Gen Frederick Crofton Heath-Caldwell on the list of the contents of Linley Wood.  However, we can probably assume that it was in Linley Wood in 1925, as it was later sold in 1949.

This portrait was sold in the Sotheby auction of 2 November 1949, as one of two portraits in "Lot 81 ... Italian School, 16th Century.  Portrait of a Lady (said to be Lucrezia D'Este), three-quarter length, in a jewelled and embroidered white dress.

I understand that Lucrezia d'Este was the unhappy wife of Francesco II Della Rovere.

If anyone on the web knows where this portrait now hangs, I would be very interested to hear from you.  Please contact me at jj@jjhc.info

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