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Laureys A. Castro (fl.1672-1686)
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Laureys A. Castro (fl.1672-1686)

An English fourth rate arriving off Genoa with another English man-o'war at anchor and two foreign war-ships in the distance

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Laureys A. Castro (fl.1672-1686)
An English fourth rate arriving off Genoa with another English man-o'war at anchor and two foreign war-ships in the distance
signed (?) 'N. Castro' (lower centre)
oil on canvas
40½ x 47½in. (102.8 x 120.8cm.)
Provenance
with paper label 'Lord Scarbrough, Winkworth'
The Rt. Hon. Alfred, 10th Earl of Scarbrough
21 Park Lane, London.
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Please note that the artist is Lorenzo.A.Castro. It has been suggested that the picture depicts James, Duke of York arriving off Lisbon to negotiate the marriage of his brother Charles II with Catherine of Braganza, Infanta of Portugal, daughter of John IV, King of Portugal.

Lot Essay

Laureys A Castro, possibly of Portuguese descent, is recorded as being a painter of Mediterranean coastal capriccio's. He was a member of the Guild of St. Luke, Antwerp from 1664-1665.
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