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Attributed to Corneille de Lyon (The Hague 1500/10 - 1575 Lyon), Portrait of a Noblewoman, possibly Madame de Châteaubriand. photo courtesy Sotheby's

oil on panel, 6 5/8 by 5 1/2 in.; 16.7 by 14 cm. Estimate 30,000—50,000 USD. Lot Sold 128,500 USD

PROVENANCE: With Schaeffer Galleries, New York;
From whom acquired by George and Ilse Nelson in the early 1950s.

Sotheby's. Important Old Master Paintings & Sculpture, 27 Jan 11, New York www.sothebys.com