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

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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.'
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).
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Lot Essay

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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