Oxford,The Manor House at Clifton Hampden
25 - 26 September 2000
English School, 17th Century
Portrait of a man, said to be Henry IV, small-half-length, in a black coat with a red headdress, holding a flower and a staff
with inscription 'Henricus IIII', and further inscribed 'Henry the fourth King of England who layd the first stone of his house and left this picture in it when he gave it to Lental who sold it Cornewell of Burford whoe sold it to the ancestor of the Lord Coningesby in the Reign of Henry the 6th'
oil on panel
23 x 17½in. (58.5 x 44.4cm.)
Lord Coningsby, Hampton Court, Leominster, Herefordshire.
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Sir Roy Strong, who has inspected the present lot in person felt that the picture derived from a playing card.
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