31 October 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 4,125
Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000
Attributed to John Closterman (Osnabrück 1660-1711 London)
Portrait of Sir William Craven, of Winwick, Northamptonshire (1634-1707), bust-length, in a brown coat and blue mantle, in a feigned oval
with inscription 'SR.WILLIAM CRAVEN OF WINWICK KNT. BORN A:D: 1634 DIED A:D: 1707.' (upper left)
oil on canvas
30 x 25¼ in. (76.3 x 64.2 cm.)
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Sir William Craven, of Winwick, Northamptonshire, was the eldest son of Sir Thomas Craven, of Appletree-wick, in Craven, North Yorkshire. He married Mary (d.c.1720), eldest daughter and co-heir of George Clerke, of Watford in Northamptonshire.
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