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    Sale 7731

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    2 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 204

    SCHOOL OF MARY BEALE, CIRCA 1660

    A young gentleman, in plate armour comprised of cuirass and spaulders, knotted white linen cravat, long curling brown periwig

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    SCHOOL OF MARY BEALE, CIRCA 1660
    A young gentleman, in plate armour comprised of cuirass and spaulders, knotted white linen cravat, long curling brown periwig
    oil on parchment
    oval, 2 in. (51 mm.) high, gold frame


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    An identical miniature is in the Victoria and Albert Museum, see J. Murdoch, Seventeenth-century English Miniatures in the Collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1997, illustrated p. 324, no. 196. A further miniature by the same hand was sold Christie's, London, 24 May 2000, lot 115. It was described in J. L. Propert, A History of Miniature Art, London/New York, 1887 (illustrated opp. p. 66) as a work by 'Mrs. Beal' [sic.].

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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE LATE DR WILLIAM LINDSAY GORDON COLLECTION