21 November 2000
SAMUEL COOPER (1609-1672)
A very fine miniature of a young gentleman, facing right in black doublet and cloak, wide white lawn collar with tassels, shoulder length brown hair and moustache; sky background
signed with monogram 'SC' (lower left)
oval, 25/8 in. (67 mm.) high, gilt-metal frame with spiral cresting
Alfred Pearson, Holme Hall, Bakewell, Derbyshire; Sotheby's, London, 29 January 1946, lot 99 (£60 to Rockliff).
Robert H. Rockliff Collection, Compton Grange, Eastbourne; Sotheby's, London, 11 November 1947, lot 31 (£72 to H. E. Backer.)
L. H. Gilbert Collection, Lisbon; Christie's, London, 3 December 1963, lot 6 (200gns. to Percival).
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A smaller unsigned version was in the Arturo Lopez-Willshaw Collection, sold Sotheby's, Monaco, 23 June 1976, lot 9.
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