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    Sale 5311

    Old Master & British Pictures & Old Master Drawings

    5 December 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 112

    Circle of Gerrit van Honthorst (1590-1656)

    Portrait of Sir George Vane (b. c.1617), bust-length, in armour, in a feigned oval

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Circle of Gerrit van Honthorst (1590-1656)
    Portrait of Sir George Vane (b. c.1617), bust-length, in armour, in a feigned oval
    with signature 'GHonthorst 1645' (lower right)
    oil on panel
    29¾ x 22 7/8 in. (75.5 x 58.1 cm.)


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    Sir George Vane was one of four sons of Sir Henry Vane the elder (1589-1655) and Frances D'Arcy, daughter of Thomas Darcy of Tulleshunt Darcy in Essex. His father was one of the foremost statesmen in the reigns of both King James I and King Charles I, and was painted by Michiel Jansz. van Mierevelt (National Portrait Gallery, London). His elder brother, Sir Henry Vane the younger, also became a leading parliamentarian and confidant of Cromwell, and his sister, Catherine Vane, was active as a Puritan preacher during the Civil War (see lot 116).
    Sir George married Elizabeth Maddison, daughter of Sir Lionel Maddison, and was invested as a Knight on 22 November 1640.

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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that it has been suggested that the present lot is attributable to Honthorst and studio.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A DESCENDANT OF JAMES THURSBY PELHAM, (LOTS 112-124)


    Post Lot Text

    A further four paintings from the present collection are being sold at Christie's, King Street, in the sale of Old Master & British Pictures on 7th December 2007, lots 160-163.