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    Sale 5929

    The Sunday Sale - Property of the Late Monty Lewis, removed from Hyver Manor & Property of the Late Dr. William Lindsaygordon

    29 March 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 76

    ENGLISH SCHOOL

    Price Realised  

    ENGLISH SCHOOL
    Lord Samuel Desborough (1619-1690), in black doublet, white lawn collar, long dark hair
    the reverse engraved 'Lord Desborough Chancellor to Cromwell Cooper'
    possibly on a print base
    oval in a gilt-metal frame
    2¼ in. (57 mm.) high


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    During the protectorate, Desborough served as an MP. Under Cromwell, he gained increasing prominence in Scotland's administration and was 'appointed his Highness's Council in Scotland, for the government of that nation'. He became keeper of the great seal of Scotland in 1655.(S. Wright, 'Desborough, Samuel (1619-1690)', Oxford DNB, Oxford, 2004; online edn., Jan 2008).

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    Provenance

    Christie's, London, 9 July 1968, lot 25 (as Attributed to Samuel Cooper).


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that this work is possibly on a print base and therefore could have been executed later than 1650.