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    Sale 12040

    Interiors

    14 September 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 409

    English School, 17th Century

    Posthumous portrait of Peregrine Bertie, 13th Baron Willoughby de Eresby (1555-1601), half-length, in damascened armour with richly embroidered collar and cuffs, a bejewelled hat, his right hand resting on a book, his left hand on a plumed helmet, in an interior, the battle at Bergen op Zoom beyond

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    English School, 17th Century
    Posthumous portrait of Peregrine Bertie, 13th Baron Willoughby de Eresby (1555-1601), half-length, in damascened armour with richly embroidered collar and cuffs, a bejewelled hat, his right hand resting on a book, his left hand on a plumed helmet, in an interior, the battle at Bergen op Zoom beyond
    inscribed 'MCBI / VRAY.FOY.A[..]VERANT' (upper left) 'BERGEN AP ZOAM. / PEREGRINE LRD WILLOUGHBY OF ERESBY / SON OF RICHARD BERTIE ESQ / AND DUTCHESS OF SUFFOLK [...] 1601' and with the sitter's coat of arms and motto 'VERTUS ARIETE FORTIOR' (upper right)
    oil on canvas
    36 ¾ x 29 1/8 in. (93.3 x 74 cm.), in a Mannerist style gilt and composition frame
    Another version of this portrait is at Grimsthorpe Castle, Lincolnshire.


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    Provenance

    By descent in the sitter's family to Montague Peregrine Albemarle Bertie, 12th Earl of Lindsey (1861- 1938), of Uffington House, Lincolnshire, and by descent to his daughter,
    Lady Muriel Felicia Vere Barclay-Harvey (1893-1980), Ayton Castle, Berwickshire.