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    Sale 12307

    Old Master and British Paintings

    2 November 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 81

    English School, circa 1625

    Portrait of Peregrine Bertie, 13th Lord Willoughby de Eresby (1555-1601), full-length, in a black doublet and pantaloons

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    English School, circa 1625
    Portrait of Peregrine Bertie, 13th Lord Willoughby de Eresby (1555-1601), full-length, in a black doublet and pantaloons
    with identifying inscription 'Peregrine Bertie Lord / Willougby of Eresby / Born. 1555.' (upper right)
    oil on canvas
    77 x 44 in. (195 x 112 cm.)
    in a gilt and composition 'tied-laurel' frame


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    The sitter was the son of Richard Bertie (1517-1582) and his wife, Katherine, Duchess of Suffolk, daughter of William Willoughby, 11th Baron Willoughby de Eresby, whom she succeeded as 12th Baron in her own right. He was born in Wesel, Cleves, while his parents were in exile during the reign of Mary I, returning to England on Elizabeth I’s accession. He married Mary, daughter of John de Vere, 16th Earl of Oxford. Willoughby’s illustrious military career and exceptional powers of leadership on the battle field were celebrated in contemporary verse, including the ballad of ‘Brave Lord Willoughby’.

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    Provenance

    By descent from the Hon. Charles Bertie (c.1640-1711), of Uffington House, Lincolnshire, through his great great grandson, Montague Peregrine Bertie, 11th Earl of Lindsey (1815-1899) (recorded in an inventory of August 1889 in the Billiard Room), and his son, Montague Peregrine Albemarle, 12th Earl of Lindsey (1861-1938) to the father's daughter, Lady Muriel Barclay-Harvey (1893-1980).


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property of the Will Trust of the Late Lady Muriel Barclay-Harvey (Lots 81-90)