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    John Zachary Kneller (German/British, 1642-1702)

    Lucy Sherard

    Oil on canvas
    68 x 40 inches (172.7 x 101.6 cm)




    John Zachary Kneller was born at Lubeck, Germany in 1642 but came to England with his younger brother, the premier portraiture artist of the era, Sir Godfrey Kneller. John Zachary and his brother were very close with the younger brother being the artist at court while John Zachary did portraiture work and miniatures.

    This painting of Lucy Sherard, the daughter of the Earl of Harborough, incorporates an English garden scene as the backdrop for the portrait of this beautiful woman with her crimson drape. Her green velvet dress stands in sharp contrast to her ivory skin as she holds a twig of daisies. Lucy would later marry the Duke of Rutland in 1713. The painting is in a superb, original, hand-carved gilt frame.
    Provenance:
    From the Worthington Manor Estate, England

    ERRATUM
    The following additional provenance information was not included in the printed catalogue. Heritage regrets any confusion this may have caused.

    Provenance:
    From a private collection other than the Crow Art Partnership


    Condition Report*: overall very good
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    Auction Dates
    October, 2007
    13th Saturday
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