• Old Masters & 19th Century Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5859

    Old Masters & 19th Century Art

    28 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 7

    English School, 1574

    Portrait of Richard Goodricke, Sen. (1524-1581/2), aged 50, three-quarter-length, in armour, holding a baton of command in his right hand

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    English School, 1574
    Portrait of Richard Goodricke, Sen. (1524-1581/2), aged 50, three-quarter-length, in armour, holding a baton of command in his right hand
    inscribed and dated 'RICHARD GOODRICKE ANNO ETATIS SV 50 ET ANNO DI 1574' (upper right), and with a coat-of-arms (upper left)
    oil on panel
    36 x 28½ in. (91.5 x 72.5 cm.)


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    Richard Goodricke, Sen., the son of Henry Goodricke of Wisbeach and Margaret Rawson, was born in 1524 and lived in the Isle of Ely, Cambridgeshire; he died on 8 January 1581/2 in Ribston, Yorkshire. His son, Richard Goodricke of Ribston (c. 1550-1601) was painted by Cornelis Ketel c. 1578 (Adelaide, Art Gallery of South Australia, inv. no. 20049P85). One of Richard Goodricke of Ribston's sons, Richard Goodrich, is thought to have emigrated to the Colonies, establishing his family in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut.

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    Provenance

    R.M. Broadhead; sale, Christie's, London, 27 March 1981, lot 113, as 'S. van der Meulen'.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN (LOT 7)