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    Sale 7586

    West ~ East - The Niall Hobhouse Collection

    22 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 263

    AN ENGLISH CARVED, GILDED AND PAINTED 'SANSOVINO' PICTURE FRAME

    SECOND HALF 17TH CENTURY

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    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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