London, South Kensington
20 - 21 January 2009
FOLLOWER OF ROBERT PEAKE
Portrait of a young gentleman, head and shoulders, in a black doublet and a lawn collar
with indistinct inscription 'Prince Rufus (?) at the age of 18 years' (to a label on the reverse)
oil on panel
22 x 17 in. (55.8 x 43.3 cm.)
The Dent-Brocklehurst family, Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire.
Purchased by Roger Warner at Young & Gilling's Sudeley Castle house sale, 7 June 1975.
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The 6th Lord Chandos of Sudeley allied himself with the Royalist cause during the English Civil War and allowed Sudeley Castle to be used by Prince Rupert (1619-1682), nephew of King Charles I and commander of the King's forces, as his command post.
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