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image of Profile Portrait of a Lady Franco-Flemish 15th Century (painter)
Profile Portrait of a Lady, c. 1410
oil on panel
painted surface: 52 x 36.6 cm (20 1/2 x 14 7/16 in.) overall (panel): 53 x 37.6 cm (20 7/8 x 14 13/16 in.) framed: 74.1 x 61.3 x 5.4 cm (29 3/16 x 24 1/8 x 2 1/8 in.)
Andrew W. Mellon Collection
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From the Tour: Netherlandish Painting in the 1400s
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Henry Valentine Stafford Jerningham, 9th Baron of Stafford [d. 1884]; (sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 30 May 1885, no. 373, as Blanche, daughter of Henry IV of England). James Gurney; (sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 12 March 1898, no. 7, as Blanche, daughter of Henry IV of England); Cooper.[1] M. de Villeroy, Paris; (sequestered property sale, Galérie Georges Petit, Paris, 28-29 April 1922, no. 34, as School of Vienna, Portrait of a Lady);[2] (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York); sold 1923 to Clarence H. Mackay [1874-1938], Roslyn, New York; repurchased 1935 by (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London and New York); purchased 15 December 1936 by The A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust, Pittsburgh;[3] gift 1937 to NGA.

[1] The Getty Provenance Index lists a buyer named Cooper who purchased the work at the 1898 Christie's sale, according to the J. Paul Getty Museum's copy of the auction catalogue.

[2] According to the Getty Provenance Index, the Villeroy sale was held at Armand, Paris, rather than at Galérie Georges Petit. The Getty Museum's copy of the auction catalogue lists the buyer as Paul Jonas. However, Duveen Brothers was in possession of the work within the year of the Villeroy sale (perhaps Jonas was an agent for Duveen).

[3] The original Duveen Brothers invoice is in Gallery Archives, copy in NGA curatorial files.

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