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    Sale 5311

    Old Master & British Pictures & Old Master Drawings

    5 December 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 15

    Circle of Hermann Tom Ring (Munster 1520/1-1595/97)

    Portrait of a gentleman, half-length, seated, with a skull and book

    Price Realised  

    Circle of Hermann Tom Ring (Munster 1520/1-1595/97)
    Portrait of a gentleman, half-length, seated, with a skull and book
    inscribed 'ANNO DNI. 1554' and 'AETATIS SVE39' (upper left and upper right respectively, above coats-of-arms)
    oil on canvas
    20 5/8 x 15 1/8 in. (52.3 x 38.3 cm.)


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    Provenance

    Mering family (according to a label on the reverse, with the coat-of-arms of the family).
    Max Ritter von Gomperz (according to a label on the reverse).
    Gaston Carlin (1859-1922), Swiss minister, London, married to Rosa von Gomperz (according to a label on the reverse).
    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, Amsterdam, 6 May 1998, lot 4.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that this lot is oil on panel and NOT as stated in the catalogue.


    Exhibited

    Liesborn, Museum Abtei Liesborn, Portraits, 1996-2002, on loan.