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    Sale 7398

    The Gordon Collection of Portrait Miniatures

    20 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 18

    John Hoskins (British, c. 1590-1655)

    A gentleman, in orange and white fur robe, lace ruff, black skull cap, wearing the chain of SS with Tudor rose , grey beard and moustache; mauve background

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    John Hoskins (British, c. 1590-1655)
    A gentleman, in orange and white fur robe, lace ruff, black skull cap, wearing the chain of SS with Tudor rose , grey beard and moustache; mauve background
    on vellum laid down on card
    oval, 2 in. (51 mm.) high, translucent blue guilloché enamelled gold frame, hung with drop-pearl pendant


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    The chain of SS worn by the present sitter denotes the position of Chief Justice of the King's Bench, Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, or Chief Baron of the Exchequer. This chain dates from the period of Henry VII who added the Tudor badges of the portcullis and the rose.

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    Provenance

    Greta Shield Heckett (1899-1976) Collection, Pittsburgh, Pa.; part IV, Sotheby's, London, 24 April 1978, lot 503 (as school of Peter Oliver).
    Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Twiston Davies; Sotheby's, London, 20 July 1981, lot 3 (as school of Peter Oliver).