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    Sale 7550

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    9 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 234

    SAMUEL COOPER (BRITISH, 1609-1672)

    A gentleman called Sir William Scott, Lord Clerkington (d. 1656), in black doublet, slashed on front and sleeves to reveal white, white lace-bordered lawn collar, long curling black hair, moustache and small pointed beard; blue background

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    SAMUEL COOPER (BRITISH, 1609-1672)
    A gentleman called Sir William Scott, Lord Clerkington (d. 1656), in black doublet, slashed on front and sleeves to reveal white, white lace-bordered lawn collar, long curling black hair, moustache and small pointed beard; blue background
    signed with initials 'S.C.' (lower right)
    on vellum
    oval, 1 11/16 in. (43 mm.) high, gold frame, the reverse scratched 'Sr Wm Scot Bart'


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    This is a fine example of Cooper's early work of circa 1640.
    Sir William Scott, clerk of session, clerk of the privy council and clerk of parliament, was knighted by King Charles I in November 1641. He was a member of the committee of war in 1644, 1646, 1647, and 1649 and was M. P. for Haddingtonshire in 1645. Following the introduction of the Act of Classes in 1649, he was appointed an ordinary lord of session on 7 June 1649, taking the title Lord Clerkington. He died in Edinburgh on 23 December 1656.

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    Provenance

    Peter Kaufmann Collection; Sotheby's, London, 13 October 1975, lot 58.
    Harry Leo Danzig (b. 1923); Christie's, London, 25 November 1987, lot 408.


    Literature

    Christie's Review of the Season 1988, illustrated in colour p. 337.


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