5 December 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 9,375
Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000
SIR GODFREY KNELLER (LüBECK 1646-1723 LONDON)
PORTRAIT OF SIR NICHOLAS PELHAM (C.1650-1739), SEATED, THREE-QUARTER-LENGTH, IN A GREY ROBE, BY A DRAPED TABLE WITH A LETTER
SIGNED AND DATED 'KNELLER BARONET. F: 1721' (LOWER LEFT) AND INSCRIBED 'TO SIR NICHOLAS PELHAM ESQR. KNELL F. 17...' (LOWER LEFT, ON THE LETTER)
OIL ON CANVAS
50 X 40 IN. (127 X 101.6 CM.)
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SIR NICHOLAS PELHAM WAS THE SON OF SIR THOMAS PELHAM, 2ND BT. AND MARGARET VANE, AND MARRIED JANE HUXLEY (D.1742), DAUGHTER OF JAMES HUXLEY, MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT FOR SUSSEX.
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