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    Sale 12307

    Old Master and British Paintings

    2 November 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 87

    Attributed to Henry Stone, called 'Old Stone' (London 1616-1653) after Sir Anthony van Dyck

    Portrait of Montagu Bertie, Lord Willoughby, 2nd Earl of Lindsey (c.1608-1666), Colonel of the Regiment of Guards, full-length, in a buff jerkin with a breastplate and gold-embroidered red britches

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    Attributed to Henry Stone, called 'Old Stone' (London 1616-1653) after Sir Anthony van Dyck
    Portrait of Montagu Bertie, Lord Willoughby, 2nd Earl of Lindsey (c.1608-1666), Colonel of the Regiment of Guards, full-length, in a buff jerkin with a breastplate and gold-embroidered red britches
    with identifying inscription and date 'Montague Lord Willoughby Colonel of the / Regiment of guard son to Robert Earl of / Lindsey Lo. Great Chamberlain of / England. / Aetat: 31.1639' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    81 ¾ x 51 5/8 in. (207.5 x 131 cm.)
    in a gilt and composition pounced frame


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    Another version of this composition by Stone is at Grimsthorpe Castle, Lincolnshire.

    Montague was the eldest son of Robert Bertie, 1st Earl of Lindsey (see lots 83-85) and Elizabeth Montagu. He had five sons and three daughters, together with his wife Martha Cokayne, among them the Hon. Charles Bertie (see lot 86). After the death of his father during the English Civil War he was imprisoned at Warwick Castle until 1643. He remained loyal to King Charles I and attended him during his trial. After the King’s execution he paid a high price for his Royalist allegiance. When the monarchy was restored in 1660 Lindsey resumed his former position of privy councillor and also became lord lieutenant of Lincolnshire, lord great chamberlain and was awarded the Order of the Garter.

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    Provenance

    By descent from the Hon. Charles Bertie (c.1640-1711), of Uffington House, through his great grandson Albemarle, 9th Earl of Lindsey (1744-1818) to his great granddaughter, Lady Muriel Barclay-Harvey (1893-1980).


    Literature

    O. Millar, Van Dyck: A complete catalogue of the paintings, New Haven and London, 2004, p. 487, under IV.71.