London, South Kensington
5 December 2007
Circle of Hermann Tom Ring (Munster 1520/1-1595/97)
Portrait of a gentleman, half-length, seated, with a skull and book
inscribed 'ANNO DNI. 1554' and 'AETATIS SVE39' (upper left and upper right respectively, above coats-of-arms)
oil on canvas
20 5/8 x 15 1/8 in. (52.3 x 38.3 cm.)
Mering family (according to a label on the reverse, with the coat-of-arms of the family).
Max Ritter von Gomperz (according to a label on the reverse).
Gaston Carlin (1859-1922), Swiss minister, London, married to Rosa von Gomperz (according to a label on the reverse).
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, Amsterdam, 6 May 1998, lot 4.
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Liesborn, Museum Abtei Liesborn, Portraits, 1996-2002, on loan.
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Please note that this lot is oil on panel and NOT as stated in the catalogue.
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