2 June 2009
PROPERTY FROM THE LATE DR WILLIAM LINDSAY GORDON COLLECTION
CIRCLE OF FRANCISZEK SMIADECKI (ANGLO-POLISH, FL. C. 1664)
King Charles II (1630-1685), in steel cuirass with gilt-riveted pauldrons, white lawn collar with fine needle lace border, wearing the blue moiré sash of the Order of the Garter, long brown curling periwig
oil on copper
oval, 2 1/16 in. (53 mm.) high, turned ebonized wood frame with twisted gilt-wire inlay
Christie's, London, 16 November 1976, lot 65 (as School of Cooper).
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A miniature of King Charles II by Franciszek Smiadecki was sold Christie's, London, 21 October 1997, lot 1.
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