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    Sale 7586

    West ~ East - The Niall Hobhouse Collection

    22 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 251

    English School, mid-17th Century

    Portrait of a gentleman, bust-length, in a lace collar and a steel cuirass

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    English School, mid-17th Century
    Portrait of a gentleman, bust-length, in a lace collar and a steel cuirass
    indistinctly inscribed and dated 'J. Pym _ 16..' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    30 x 25½ in. (76.3 x 64.8 cm.)
    In an English 17th century frame


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    'J. Pym' is not recorded as an artist, the inscription may therefore refer to the sitter, who might have been a relative of John Pym the Parliamentarian (1584-1643).

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    Provenance

    with Colnagi, London, 1983.