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Cornelis Jonson van Ceulen I (London 1593-1661 Utrecht)
Cornelis Jonson van Ceulen I (London 1593-1661 Utrecht)

Portrait of a young boy thought to be Lucius Cary, 3rd Viscount Falkland, three-quarter-length

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Cornelis Jonson van Ceulen I (London 1593-1661 Utrecht)
Portrait of a young boy thought to be Lucius Cary, 3rd Viscount Falkland, three-quarter-length
inscribed 'AEtatis Sua'. 5' (upper left) and 'CGT it./1631' (lower left)
oil on panel
30 7/8 x 24½ in. (78.4 x 62.2 cm.)
Provenance
William W. Pearce, London, by 1872; (+), Phillips Son & Neale, London, 23-24 April 1872, lot 41 as 'A Portrait of the Prince of Orange', where acquired by
Bodley, and by descent to
Miss I.A. Bodley, Bournemouth; (+), Sotheby's, London, 14 May 1930, lot 29, as 'Portrait said to be the Prince of Orange as a boy', (acquired by the following).
with Colnaghi, London.

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Cornelis Jonson I was a follower of Sir Anthony van Dyck and may have trained in the studios of Arnoldus van Ravestyn and Michiel Jansz. Mierevelt. The present picture, one of his most charming works, captures the natural expressiveness of the young sitter, who has been tentatively identified as Lucius Cary, 3rd Viscount Falkland (1632-1649), son of the celebrated Lucius Cary 2nd Viscount who died at the Battle of Newbury in 1643. Indeed, it would be surprising if the 3rd Viscount had not sat for Jonson, as his father and grandfather were among the artist's most dedicated patrons.

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