London, South Kensington
20 September 2005
CONTINENTAL SCHOOL, CIRCA 1660
A young gentleman in scarlet coat and lace jabot, long curling hair
oil on copper, gilt-metal frame with ribbon surmount
oval, 2 1/8 in. (54 mm.) high
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