• Old Master & 19th Century Pain auction at Christies

    Sale 7783

    Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings & Watercolours Day Sale

    9 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 105

    Follower of Sir Anthony van Dyck

    Portrait of a gentleman, three-quarter-length, in a black doublet and mantle, with a lace collar and cuffs

    Price Realised  

    Follower of Sir Anthony van Dyck
    Portrait of a gentleman, three-quarter-length, in a black doublet and mantle, with a lace collar and cuffs
    inscribed and dated 'ÆTATIS SVE . 46 . PRIM OCTOBRE ANNO 1631' (upper right)
    oil on canvas
    41 7/8 x 35 in. (106.4 x 88.9 cm.)


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    Provenance

    (Possibly) John Stuart, 3rd Earl Bute, Highcliff Castle, Hampshire, and by inheritance through his son, the Hon. Sir Charles Stuart, to his widow, Lady Stuart, Thatched House Lodge, Richmond; Christie's, London, 15 May 1841, lot 48 (42 gns. to Fuller).
    Farrers; Phillips, 30 April 1851, lot 112 (31 gns. to Lord Northwick). John Rushout, 2nd Lord Northwick (1770-1859), Thirlestaine House, Cheltenham; (+) Phillips, London, 26 July 1859, lot 230, as 'the Earl of Stafford' (30 gns.).
    Captain E.G. Spencer-Churchill, M.C., Northwick Park; (+) Christie's, London, 29 October 1965, lot 68, as 'Sir Anthony van Dyck' (190 gns. to the present owner).


    Pre-Lot Text

    The Property of a Family Trust (lots 101-108)


    Literature

    A Catalogue of the Pictures, Works of Art, etc. at Northwick Park, 1864 (1908), no. 49, as the 'Earl of Stafford'.
    T. Borenius, A Catalogue of the Pictures, Works of Art, etc. at Northwick Park, 1864 (1908), no. 122.
    L. Cust, 'A Portrait of van Dyck', Burlington Magazine, XXXII, 178, March 1918, p. 102.