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Portrait of Queen Anne by Kneller

This portrait hung at Linley Wood, Talke, Staffordshire, from 1848 until 1949.

It is believed to have been purchased in 1848 by James Stamford Caldwell from the sale of the Contents of Stowe House, formally the property of the Duke of Buckingham.

In 1925 the portrait of Queen Anne was listed by Maj Gen Frederick Crofton Heath-Caldwell as hanging in the Dining Room of Linley Wood as follows: "Portrait of Queen Anne by Kneller."

This portrait was sold in the Sotheby auction of 2 November 1949 as lot 82 described as follows: By Kneller.  Queen Anne: three-quarter length portrait, seated to the right, wearing a brown dress: in her left hand she holds an orange, in her right a sceptre, in a period frame, dated 1703.  48 ½ inch by 38 inch.  From the Stowe Park sale.

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