• Old Masters & 19th Century Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5491

    Old Masters & 19th Century Art

    28 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 28

    English School, c.1640

    Portrait of a gentleman traditionally identified as William Pitchford (1596-1659), bust-length, in a black fur-trimmed coat with lace collar, holding a baton in his right hand

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    English School, c.1640
    Portrait of a gentleman traditionally identified as William Pitchford (1596-1659), bust-length, in a black fur-trimmed coat with lace collar, holding a baton in his right hand
    inscribed 'AEtatis Sua 57. Ano. 1653' (upper right)
    oil on canvas
    28¾ x 23½ in. (73.1 x 59.2 cm.)


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    William Pitchford, the youngest son of Thomas and Joan Pitchford, was born at Lee Brockhurst, Shropshire. He was a haberdasher in London and by the time of his death had accumulated considerable property in the capital and Shropshire. He was survived by a wife and three daughters. The fur-lined coat he wears in the present lot suggests that he was Master of the Haberdasher's Company.

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