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    Sale 7550

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    9 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 224

    PETER CROSS (BRITISH, C. 1645-1724)

    A young gentleman, in pale coloured cloak, white lace cravat, full-bottomed brown wig

    Price Realised  

    PETER CROSS (BRITISH, C. 1645-1724)
    A young gentleman, in pale coloured cloak, white lace cravat, full-bottomed brown wig
    on vellum
    oval, 13/16 in. (21 mm.) high, gilt-metal frame


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    An identical miniature by Cross, of the same size, is in the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto (H. Hickl-Szabo, Portrait Miniatures in the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, 1981, p. 8, pl. 4).
    The Toronto version is identifed as James Crofts, Duke of Monmouth (1649-1685), a natural son of King Charles II and Lucy Walter who died on the scaffold for rebellion against King James II.

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    Provenance

    Sotheby's, London, 28 April 1981, lot 113.