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    Sale 5431

    Old Master & British Pictures

    11 July 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 46

    Nathaniel Caspary, after Jan Gossaert, called Mabuse

    Group portrait of the children of King Christian III of Denmark (1503-1559), half-length, at a table with peaches and cherries

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    Nathaniel Caspary, after Jan Gossaert, called Mabuse
    Group portrait of the children of King Christian III of Denmark (1503-1559), half-length, at a table with peaches and cherries
    signed and dated 'NATH. CASPARY. COPPY'D: 1752.' (lower left) and erroniously inscribed 'K: HENRY. VII. THREE OF HIS CHILDREN. HANS HOLBEIN. P. ORIGINAL. 1495. HENRY. ARTHUR. MARGARET.' (along the upper edge)
    oil on canvas
    13½ x 15¾ in. (34.3 x 40 cm.)
    in an 18th Century carved, pierced and gilded frame


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    After the picture in the collection of the 18th Earl of Pembroke, Wilton House, Salisbury, Wiltshire.

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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)

    The following group of portraits was originally at Glemham Hall, Suffolk, the house that was acquired by Dudley North in 1708-1709. Glemham, famous for its magnificent collection of furniture and pictures, was illustrated at the turn of the 20th century in English Homes by H. Avray Tipping. Glemham was sold in 1923, however, some of the contents were moved to Waldershare Park, Dover. The original house at Waldershare was built for Sir Henry Furnese, 1st Bt. (c.1658-1712), Government financier between 1705 and 1710, reputedly to designs by Inigo Jones. Edward Hasted, in his History of Kent, vol.IV, 1799, claimed Sir Henry 'rebuilt this seat after a design it is said of Inigo Jones and inclosed [sic.] a park round it which he planted in an elegant manner with avenues, according to the taste of that time'. It then passed by inheritance to Sir Henry's son, Sir Robert Furnese, 2nd Bt. (1687-1733), and in turn to his daughter, Katherine, wife of the 1st Earl of Guilford (see lot 57), and has been the home of the Norths, Earls of Guilford, ever since. Among the more illustrious members of this family, ennobled in 1554, is the 2nd Earl (1732-1793), (see lot 60), who as Lord North was Prime Minister during the American War of Independence.