22 May 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 9,375
Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000
AN ENGLISH CARVED, GILDED AND PAINTED 'SANSOVINO' PICTURE FRAME
SECOND HALF 17TH CENTURY
Of large size, the auricular carved frame surmounted by cresting with the coat-of-arms of the Turner family, the base with a shield inscribed 'Sir Christopher Turner, Kn.t 1671', decoration refreshed
126 in. (320 cm.) high; 79 in. (201 cm.) wide
Sight size - 94½ (240 cm.) high; 66½ in. (169 cm.) wide
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This is the original frame from the Guildhall for John Michael Wright's portrait of the famous judge Sir Christopher Turner (d.1675). The picture remains in the Guildhall, London.
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