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    Sale 5430

    Old Master & British Pictures

    23 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 12

    Circle of Hieronimo Custodis (fl.1589-1592)

    Portrait of a gentleman, half-length, in a black coat and white ruff, a book in his left hand, a skull beyond

    Price Realised  

    Circle of Hieronimo Custodis (fl.1589-1592)
    Portrait of a gentleman, half-length, in a black coat and white ruff, a book in his left hand, a skull beyond
    oil on panel
    16 x 14½ in. (40.6 x 36.8 cm.)
    inscribed 'ANO. DÑI. 1583 AETATIS SVAE' (upper left); and 'VIVA MIHI CHRISTVS ORILUCHV NIHIL' (upper right)


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    Provenance

    J. Collins; Christie's, London, 23 July 1937, lot 124 as 'Gheeraedts', (15 gns. to Richardson);
    and thence by descent to the present owner.