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    Sale 12307

    Old Master and British Paintings

    2 November 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 86

    Circle of Adriaen Hanneman (The Hague c. 1604-1671)

    Portrait of the Hon. Charles Bertie of Uffington House, Lincolnshire (ca. 1640-1711), half-length, in a grey doublet with wide lawn collar

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    Circle of Adriaen Hanneman (The Hague c. 1604-1671)
    Portrait of the Hon. Charles Bertie of Uffington House, Lincolnshire (ca. 1640-1711), half-length, in a grey doublet with wide lawn collar
    with identifying inscription 'The Honble: Charles Bertie / of Uffington in ye County / of Lincoln Esq; son of / Montague Earl of Lindsay / AEtats 18. / Ano 1659' and with the sitter's coat of arms and motto 'VERTUS ARIETE FORTIOR' (upper left)
    oil on canvas
    29 ¾ x 25 in. (75.5 x 63.5 cm.)
    in an early 18th Century carved giltwood gadrooned frame


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    The sitter was the fifth son of Montague Bertie, 2nd Earl of Lindsey (see lot 87) and his first wife, Martha, daughter of Sir William Cokayne of Rushton, Northamptonshire. He married Mary, daughter of Peter Tryon, of Harringworth, Northamptonshire, with whom he had a son and daughter (see lot 89). Bertie was a diplomat and treasurer of the Ordnance. He purchased Uffington estate in 1674 where he built a house, which was seen as one of the finest in Lincolnshire.

    Provenance

    By descent from the sitter, through his great grandson Albemarle, 9th Earl of Lindsey (1744-1818) to his great granddaughter, Lady Muriel Barclay-Harvey (1893-1980).