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    Sale 5431

    Old Master & British Pictures

    11 July 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 67

    Manner of Daniel Mytens

    Portrait of Roger, 2nd Lord North (d.1600), full-length, in a black coat and breeches, a baton in his right hand, by a draped table

    Price Realised  

    Manner of Daniel Mytens
    Portrait of Roger, 2nd Lord North (d.1600), full-length, in a black coat and breeches, a baton in his right hand, by a draped table
    with identifying inscription 'Roger Ld. North, Treasurer of the Houshold (sic.) to Q. Elizabeth.' (upper left)
    oil on canvas
    83¼ x 55 in. (211.5 x 139.7 cm.)
    in a carved and gilded Marata frame


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    The sitter was the son of Edward, 1st Baron North, and his wife Alice, daughter of Oliver Squier of Southby, Hampshire. He was introduced to court and immediately attracted the attention of the young Princess Elizabeth at a tilting tournament. Roger represented Cambridge in Parliament in 1558 and 1563, and upon Elizabeth's coronation in 1559 he was created Knight of the Bath. In 1568, Roger served as Ambassador to Vienna where he invested Emperor Maximilian with the Order of the Garter. In 1574 he visited Henry III as Ambassador to France.

    In 1585, he accompanied Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester to assist in the Dutch struggle for independence, and served with distinction at the Battle of Zutphen. By 1588 he had returned to England to supervise military preparations for possible Spanish invasion, and in 1596 he was appointed the Queen's Treasurer and Privy Councillor.

    Roger Married Winifred, daughter of Richard Lord Rich in 1555. She died in 1558 leaving him with two sons and one daughter.

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    Provenance

    The Earls of Guilford, and by descent to the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY OF TITLE (LOTS 46-68)