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Portrait of a Woman Dressed with Jewels

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Sir Robert Gresley (b. 1866 - d. 1936), 11th Bart., Drakelowe Hall, Derbyshire, England. 1925, Basil Dighton, London; 1925, sold by Basil Dighton to Siegfried Aufhäuser (b. 1877 - d. 1949), London, Munich, and New York [see note 1]; February 19, 1948, Aufhäuser sale, Parke-Bernet, New York, lot 45, sold for $1300. 1953, Charles Armour, New York; March 14, 1953, Armour sale, Parke-Bernet, New York, lot 305, to Victor D. Spark for Mrs. Albert J. Beveridge, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; 1953, gift of Mrs. Albert J. Beveridge to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 14, 1953) NOTES: [1] As suggested by information in the 1948 Parke-Bernet catalogue. Siegfried Aufhäuser, of the Munich Bankhaus Aufhäuser, had spent the early years of the twentieth century working in London, where he obtained English citizenship. He returned to Munich after World War I and, in addition to working as banker, became the general consul to Sweden. The Bankhaus Aufhäuser was Aryanized in 1938, and Siegfried Aufhäuser emigrated through England to the United States. Parke-Bernet galleries held a number of sales of objects from his collection in the 1940s.

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Gift of Mrs. Albert J. Beveridge


63.5 x 50.8 cm (25 x 20 in.)

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Pastel on paper