20 - 21 September 2004
CIRCLE OF SIR PETER LELY (1618-1680)
PORTRAIT OF GENERAL EDMUND LUDLOW (1617-1692), BUST-LENGTH, IN ARMOUR, IN A FEIGNED CARTOUCHE
oil on canvas
30 x 25 in. (76 x 63.5 cm.)
Brought to Woburn Abbey from Cople House, Bedfordshire in 1842
His Grace the Duke of Bedford, Christie's, London, 19 January 1951, lot 82 (unsold).
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G. Scharf A descriptive and historical catalogue of the Pictures at Woburn Abbey, London, 1890, p.116, no. 167.
General Edmund Ludlow (1620-1693) reached the rank of Colonel at the age of 23 and served in Ireland with distinction. He left England in 1660, returning only for several months in 1689. He spent the remaining years of his life in Switzerland.
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