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    Sale 5430

    Old Master & British Pictures

    23 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 33

    Follower of William Scrots

    Portrait of Edward (1537-1553), Prince of Wales, later King Edward VI, bust-length, in a black doublet with gold embroidery and a black cap

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    Follower of William Scrots
    Portrait of Edward (1537-1553), Prince of Wales, later King Edward VI, bust-length, in a black doublet with gold embroidery and a black cap
    with inscription 'EDWARDUSSEXTUS DEI GRATIA REX ANGLIE Et FRANCIE AETATIS XVI' (upper left)
    oil on panel, unframed
    22¼ x 17¾ in. (56.6 x 45.2 cm.)


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    The present work derives from William Scrots' portraits of Edward VI. William Scrots (Flemish, fl.1537-1553) entered royal service as the King's Painter in succession to Holbein in 1543. Both Scrots' bust-length portrait (1546) and his half-length portrait of Edward VI (c. 1546) at the National Portrait Gallery, London, are believed to derive from an original profile portrait that is now lost (see R. Strong, National Portrait Gallery: Tudor & Jacobean Portraits, London, 1969, p. 93).

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