11 July 1997
English School, circa 1604
Portrait of a Gentleman, previously identified as Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, three-quarter-length, in a white doublet, with a brown and gold embroidered jerkin and pantaloons, his left hand on his sword, beside a table
oil on panel
46 x 36¼ in. (116.8 x 92 cm.)
Louis Huth (+); Christie's, 20 May 1905, lot 138, as of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester (40 gns. to Carfax).
Oliver Vernon Watney, Cornbury Park, Oxon., 1915, no. 84.
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The picture is recorded as having previously born an inscription 'AET. SVAE 35 A. 1604'.
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