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    Sale 5936

    The Country House Sale - Property of the 14th Earl of Kintore & The Collection of the Late Bernard Lyons, C.B.E.

    18 March 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 12

    CIRCLE OF SIR GODFREY KNELLER (LÜBECK 1646-1723 LONDON)

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    CIRCLE OF SIR GODFREY KNELLER (LÜBECK 1646-1723 LONDON)
    Portrait of Sir George McKenzie of Rosehaugh (1636/38-1691), bust-length, in a grey silk robe with a lace collar, in a feigned arch
    inscribed 'L3' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    24¼ x 18¼ in. (61.5 x 46.3 cm.)


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    Sir George McKenzie of Rosehaugh was a lawyer, politician and widely published writer. Knighted in 1666, he took his title from his estate at Rosehaugh in the Black Isle, which he purchased from the bishop of Ross in 1668.
    There are several known versions of this portrait by Sir Godfrey Kneller, including in the Collection of the Earl of Wharmcliffe, the Mackenzie's of Seaforth, and in the Faculty of Advocates, Edinburgh. The arch in the composition of the picture offered here suggests it may have been cut down from a larger canvas with a feigned oval.

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