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    Sale 7448

    Old Master and British Pictures

    7 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 101

    After Tiziano Vecellio, called Titian

    Portrait of King Philip II of Spain (1527-1598), full-length, in armour damascened with gold

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    After Tiziano Vecellio, called Titian
    Portrait of King Philip II of Spain (1527-1598), full-length, in armour damascened with gold
    oil on canvas
    85 x 57½ in. (215.8 x 146.1 cm.)


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    This painting derives from Titian's celebrated portrait of King Philip II, now in the Prado, Madrid, of which Rubens made a faithful copy in 1628 (Chatsworth, Derbyshire, by 1722). The present portrait departs from Titian's original in certain areas; for example, the red velvet draped table holding the sitter's helmet, which originally extended behind the sitter, has been shortened, and the scene has been broadened to include an exterior view to the right of the sitter.

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    Provenance

    The Dukes of Leeds, Hornby Castle, Herefordshire, and by descent.


    Pre-Lot Text

    The Property of the 10th Duke of Leeds Will Trust (lots 101-104)


    Literature

    Historical and Descriptive Catalogue of Pictures belonging to His Grace the Duke of Leeds, privately published, London, 1902, p. 26, no. 67, when in The Great Hall.