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    Sale 12109

    Old Masters

    26 October 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 149

    English School, 16th Century

    Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603), bust-length

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    English School, 16th Century
    Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603), bust-length
    oil on panel, circular
    10 3/8 in. (26.4 cm.) diameter


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    This portrait of the young queen corresponds to a portrait type of Elizabeth I which Sir Roy Strong tentatively dates to c. 1563 onward, known as the "Barrington Park" Pattern, after a particularly refined example of the type in that collection (see R. Strong, Portraits of Queen Elizabeth I, Oxford, 1963, pp. 57-59, especially fig. p. 13).

    Provenance

    Walter Kaiser (1931-2016), New York, and by descent to the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Estate of Walter Kaiser