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    Sale 7398

    The Gordon Collection of Portrait Miniatures

    20 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 20

    Samuel Cooper (British, 1609-1672) and his studio

    A gentleman called Thomas Wriothesley, 4th Earl of Southampton (1607-1667), in studded armour, white lace jabot tied with a blue bow, full-bottomed curling fair wig

    Price Realised  

    Samuel Cooper (British, 1609-1672) and his studio
    A gentleman called Thomas Wriothesley, 4th Earl of Southampton (1607-1667), in studded armour, white lace jabot tied with a blue bow, full-bottomed curling fair wig
    on vellum laid down on card
    oval, 3 in. (76 mm.) high, silver frame with spiral cresting, the reverse engraved 'Thomas Wriothesley, Earl of Southampton. Samuel Cooper. ob. 1672.'


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    Four portraits of Thomas Wriothesley, 4th Earl of Southampton are listed in J. J. Foster, Samuel Cooper and the English Miniature Painters of the XVII Century, London, 1914-1916, Supplement vol. p. 69, nos. 438-441.

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    Provenance

    The Shaftesbury Collection, St. Giles' House, Dorset.
    Mrs. P. B. K. Daingerfield Collection, Baltimore, Md.
    Sotheby's, London, 9 February 1961, lot 28.
    Sotheby's, London, 19 June 1967, lot 50 (to Robertson).
    Sotheby's, London, 18 December 1986, lot 11 (£7,200).