16 - 17 December 2010
English School, 18th Century, after Hans Holbein
Portrait of Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex (c. 1485-1540)
inscribed 'Lord Cromwell' (lower right)
oil on canvas
46¼ x 39 in. (117.5 x 99 cm.)
The Earl of Home, Springhill, Coldstream; Christie's, 20 June 1919, lot 110, as 'Holbein' (32 gns to Cox).
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The present lot is a copy after the original by Holbein in the Frick Collection, New York.
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