6 April 2006
John Riley (London 1646-1691)
Portrait of John Sheffield (1648-1721), 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby when Earl of Mulgrave, three-quarter-length, with the Order of St. George
oil on canvas
48¾ x 37¼ in. (123.8 x 94.6 cm.), with an addition of approx. 8 in. (20.3 cm.) on the bottom
Sir William Griswell Gray, Bart. of Hawkstone, Shropshire, England.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 15 April 1912, lot 95.
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Please note that when the present work was sold at Christie's in 1912, it was catalogued as 'Lely - Portrait of the Duke of Monmouth' and the attribution to the artist and identification of the sitter is based on recent research.
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