Sophia, Electress of Hanover (1630-1714), unsigned, oil on canvas, 21 x 18 in.; modern parcel gilt wood frame, 25 x 22 in.
Note: Sophia was the mother of King George I. Heir to the British throne, she died a few months before she was to ascend the throne. Her son, King George I was coronated in her stead after the death of Queen Anne. A label verso indicates the identity of the sitter and provenance, "came to Tabley Thro' Sir Francis Leicesters' wife's family (with the rest of the loyalist pictures-)"
Provenance: Lt. Col. John Leicester Warren, Tabley House; Purchased at a Tabley house sale, circa 1988/89, by Conrad Powell, Columbia, South Carolina; Private South Carolina Collection
lined, restretched on newer stretcher, craquelure, retouch; frame with abrasions
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