Important American and European Paintings — June 12, 2012 Auction Results

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1: British School, late 16th Century
1: British School, late 16th Century
1: British School, late 16th Century

British School, late 16th Century

British School, late 16th Century

Portrait of Dorothy Petre, Lady Wadham (1534-1618), 1595

Inscribed with sitter and age upper right
Oil on Canvas
36 x 29 inches

Provenance: Newhouse Galleries, circa 1960’s

Other Notes: Dorothy Wadham (1534/4-1618), the daughter of Sir William Petre, co-founded Wadham College at Oxford University with her husband, Nicholas Wadham. A similar portrait of her is in the collection of Petworth House, in Petworth, West Sussex, England, where it is accompanied by a companion portrait of her husband.

Estimate: $5,000-10,000

The property of a Distinguished American Collector