20 November 2007
Matthew Snelling (British, 1621-1678)
A gentleman, in black habit slashed on front and sleeves to reveal white, white lawn collar with tassels, long brown curling hair; tan-coloured curtain and sky background, gold edge border
signed with initials and dated on backing card 'M:S 1655'
on vellum laid down on playing card with two diamonds
oval, 2 7/16 in. (61 mm.) high, gilt-metal frame, mother-of-pearl reverse
Captain C. G. Robinson; (+), Sotheby's, London, 2 May 1966, lot 7 (as by Thomas Flatman; £120 to Rees Howard for Edward Grosvenor Paine).
Edward Grosvenor Paine (1911-1989) Collection, New Orleans, La., inv. no. 366 (as by Thomas Flatman); Christie's, London, 28 October 1980, lot 39 (as by Matthew Snelling).
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