22 May 2008
English School, mid-17th Century
Portrait of a gentleman, bust-length, in a lace collar and a steel cuirass
indistinctly inscribed and dated 'J. Pym _ 16..' (lower left)
oil on canvas
30 x 25½ in. (76.3 x 64.8 cm.)
In an English 17th century frame
with Colnagi, London, 1983.
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'J. Pym' is not recorded as an artist, the inscription may therefore refer to the sitter, who might have been a relative of John Pym the Parliamentarian (1584-1643).
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