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    Sale 5431

    Old Master & British Pictures

    11 July 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 50

    Circle of Sir Godfrey Kneller (Lubeck 1646-1723 London)

    Portrait of Charles, 5th Lord North (1635-1691), half-length, in armour, in a feigned oval

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Circle of Sir Godfrey Kneller (Lubeck 1646-1723 London)
    Portrait of Charles, 5th Lord North (1635-1691), half-length, in armour, in a feigned oval
    with identifying inscription 'THE RT: HONBL: THE LORD NORTH AND GRAY.' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    30 x 25 in. (76.3 x 63.5 cm.)


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    The sitter was the son of Dudley, 4th Lord North, K.B. (1602-1677) and his wife Anne, daughter and co-heir of Sir Charles Montagu. Charles North was also created 1st Lord (Baron) Grey (of Rolleston) 24 October 1673, and in 1667 married Catherine, widow of Sir Edward Mosley, 2nd Bt., and daughter of 1st Baron Grey of Warke. Their eldest son, William, became 6th Lord North and 2nd Lord Grey (1673-1731; for his portrait see lot 51).

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    Provenance

    The Earls of Guilford, and by descent to the present owner.


    Saleroom Notice

    We are grateful to Sir John Guinness for suggesting that the present sitter is likely to be William, 6th Lord North (1678-1734), who as Lord General, would have been painted in armour, as in the present portrait.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY OF TITLE (LOTS 46-68)