• Hearts of Oak auction at Christies

    Sale 5982

    Hearts of Oak

    2 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 117

    A HENRY VIII OAK ROMAYNE PORTRAIT PANEL

    CIRCA 1540

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A HENRY VIII OAK ROMAYNE PORTRAIT PANEL
    CIRCA 1540
    Carved with a profile bust of a woman in a circular cartouche with relief heads above and below
    23½ x 10 in. (60 x 25.5 cm.)


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    The Romayne style of English sculpture, influenced directly by the Italian Renaissance, developed during the reign of Henry VIII. For a discussion on similar panels, see Victor Chinnery, Oak Furniture, The British Tradition, Woodbridge, 1979, pp. 425-427.

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