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Duchess of Portsmouth

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Oil on Canvas, portrait painting of  The Duchess of Portsmouth-attributed to artist Casper Netscher. 

The Duchess of Portsmouth was Charles II mistress throughout his reign and highly regarded as a court beauty.

This painting was purchased from Nancy Sapieha the wife of Prince George Sapieha in 1983-84. It had previously been in his own art collection but was sold by his wife after his death. 

30 x 36 cm (approx. 14.2 x 11.8 inches)

Dutch Portrait painter

Caspar Netscher 1639-1684. A Dutch portrait painter he was a master in depicting oriental rugs, silks and brocade.  He introduced an international style to the Northern Netherlands.